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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 […]

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

 Eight-year-old Maiya Ndeutala made another huge impact last month when she collected more than 200 sanitary pads, toilet paper and toiletries from the community of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay through her personal campaign, and donated all the items to the Grade 1-3 learners at the JB Brandt Primary School in Utuseb, a community in the […]

Female MPs In Namibia Call For Gender-Responsive Budget

Female MPs In Namibia Call For Gender-Responsive Budget

 Female members of parliament have called on the government to introduce gender-sensitive plans and gender-responsive budget components in all ministries and government agencies. According to parliamentarians this should be done to ensure fiscal resources are generated and allocated in a way that responds to the different needs and rights of women and girls. Swapo Chief […]

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

The minister of gender equality and child welfare, Doreen Sioka, condemned child marriages in the country, saying it permanently damages the future of the Namibian child. She made these remarks yesterday at Katima Mulilo during the international women’s day celebrations. At the same occasion, she also launched the national plan of action for the implementation […]

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

THE air you breathe between the scattered and unique Ovahimba huts at the Omaoipanga village situated about 15 kilometres from Opuwo is fresh, and one cannot help but admire the high hills on the horizon, the freedom of the children, and after a few drops of rain, the odour of fresh cow dung that sums […]

Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

 Many schoolgirls in rural areas are unable to afford sanitary pads and thus choose to rather sit at home during their menstrual periods and thus miss a lot of lessons. But Henry Jongwe of Henima Investment cc says no child should miss school due to lack of sanitary pads, which prompted him to donate 1,119 […]