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Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

MORE than 50 men and women marched from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital to the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday in solidarity against gender-based violence, and to raise awareness about the scourge. The march, under the campaign #TotalShutdownNam, demanded longer custodial sentences for perpetrators of gender-based violence and shorter waiting periods for victims seeking justice. The movement […]

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

IT HAS BEEN established that causes of gender-based violence vary, but it is no hyperbole to advance the thesis that the manifestation of widespread gender-based violence in this country is symptomatic of what’s lacking. A lack of strong ethical values could be cause number one. Therefore, the antithesis to address gender-based violence should be to […]

First Lady Monica Geingos Highlights Namibia’s GBV Issues At Aids Conference

First Lady Monica Geingos Highlights Namibia’s GBV Issues At Aids Conference

 First Lady Monica Geingos on Wednesday told the international AIDS conference in Amsterdam that there is a huge disparity between the country’s legal framework on women and the statistics on the ground concerning women and children. Geingos was responding to a question on how the ‘law can be used to address social norms such as […]

NFA, Unicef Strategic Plan To Uplift and Empower Namibian Girl Child

NFA, Unicef Strategic Plan To Uplift and Empower Namibian Girl Child

 The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s new five-year Strategic Plan, launched at Football House in the capital yesterday, is a well-crafted policy document that aims to uplift, empower and address the needs of the Namibian girl child through football. The collaborative strategic plan, which runs from 2018-2022, will be […]

Domestic Workers Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Domestic Workers Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

LOWEST paid and vulnerable to gender-based violence, the voices of the domestic workers who clean the households of wealthy families need to be heard. Last week, domestic workers celebrated international domestic workers day, which was held under the theme “Support International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention C189 to Stop Gender-based Violence – Equal Rights, Respect & […]

Gender Equality Not A Slogan In Namibia – President Hage Geingob

Gender Equality Not A Slogan In Namibia – President Hage Geingob

  Gender equality is not a slogan in Namibia but an actual scheme the country is firmly committed to, President Hage Geingob said on Tuesday. The country is committed to increasing the number of women in decision-making positions, he added. “We breathe it, speak it, and live it. We do so, knowing well, that men […]

Bank Windhoek Introduces ‘Women In Business’

Bank Windhoek Introduces ‘Women In Business’

Bank Windhoek on Wednesday introduced its new Women in Business financial solution, an investment focused on women-owned and run businesses. Managing director Baronice Hans said: “Bank Windhoek takes pride in being a catalyst for this as a sustainable opportunity, and is proud to introduce the Women in Business solution. Women are a powerful force in […]

President Hage Geingob Receives African Excellence Award On Gender 2017

President Hage Geingob Receives African Excellence Award On Gender 2017

His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, will receive on June 05th, 2018, the African Excellence Award for the “African Gender Award”, in presence of Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, in Windhoek. This distinction will be awarded in his country by the network “Gender is My Agenda Campaign” (GIMAC). The Namibian […]

Malawi Gives 50-50 Balance To Political Aspirants

Malawi Gives 50-50 Balance To Political Aspirants

Aspiring female councilors in the 2019 Tripartite Elections have been challenged to practice issue based politics if the country is to achieve the 50:50 campaign which advocates for increased women participation in politics and public administration. Programmes Coordinator for Tovwirane Organization, Cecilia Chivunga made the call Friday in Rumphi during a meeting which was organized […]

Namibian Chief Rallies For Gender Equality

Namibian Chief Rallies For Gender Equality

 Chief Sakarias Seibeb of the Dauredaman Traditional Authority at Nueanab says he supports equality and the empowerment of women and wants them to be given an opportunity to ascend to the throne of his tribe in future. The new chief, whose traditional seat is at //Nueanab some 25 kilometres from Uis, revealed he has mooted […]

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