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Namibia: Call To Help Women Adapt To Climate Change

Namibia: Call To Help Women Adapt To Climate Change

NAMIBIAN women are most affected by impacts of climate change, and it is important that Namibia comes up with strategies that take into account the gender perspective, says the environment commissioner. Teofilus Nghitila made these remarks in a speech read on his behalf by the deputy director for multilateral environmental agreements in the Ministry of […]

livula-Ithana Denounces Child Marriage In Namibia

livula-Ithana Denounces Child Marriage In Namibia

 The Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, says early child marriage, particularly for the girl-child, is a disservice to Namibia, the family as well as the child. In this vein she appealed to parents, particularly in rural areas, not to allow their offspring into early child marriage. She made the remarks when officially […]

Woman Killed Over Cellphone Dispute With Her Husband

Woman Killed Over Cellphone Dispute With Her Husband

A 23-year-old woman from Ondjokwe village at Onankali in Oshikoto Region died on Monday night shortly after she was severely assaulted by her partner with a mahangu pestle – a blunt wooden stick used for pounding – apparently because she refused to let him to use her mobile phone. Oshikoto regional crime investigation coordinator Deputy […]

Namibia: Women Slowly Embrace Use of Menstrual Cup

Namibia: Women Slowly Embrace Use of Menstrual Cup

 More women are embracing the use of menstrual cups that have been on the shelves at least since last year. A menstrual cup is a hygienic product made of flexible medical grade silicone and is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to catch the menstrual fluid. An employee of Clicks Namibia, Denisha Platt, who spoke […]

Namibia: Mensah-Williams Speaks Up For Saharawi Women

Namibia: Mensah-Williams Speaks Up For Saharawi Women

National Council chairperson Margaret Mensah-Williams has reiterated the women of Namibia’s unwavering support for the women of the Saharawi Republic, who live in harsh conditions under the foreign occupation of Morocco. Mensah-Williams become the latest high-profile Namibian leader to speak out in support of the right to self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, following […]

Members Of Parliament In Nambia Champion Women’s Right

Members Of Parliament In Nambia Champion Women’s Right

 Swapo MP Petrina Haingura has lamented the fact that gender-based violence continues to increase despite progressive legislation that exists to deter such violation of women’s rights. Haingura, and other parliamentarians Agnes Limbo and Sophia Swartz join over 100 other delegates in what is poised to be a historic convergence of women lawmakers at the first […]

Rural Women In Namibia Demand For Better Service

Rural Women In Namibia Demand For Better Service

Lack of access to potable water and proper healthcare featured prominently amongst motions tabled at the fifth rural women’s parliament with men on Friday. This year’s session was held under the theme ‘Parliament gives a voice to rural women and men on the SDGs (sustainable development goals)’. At the closing ceremony last Friday, National Council […]

Women’s Parliament To Meet Over HIV Infections

Women’s Parliament To Meet Over HIV Infections

Civil Society Organisations, United Nations agencies and other partners are working with the SADC Parliamentary Forum to hold the first ever Women’s Parliament in Mahe, Seychelles next week from Wednesday to Thursday. The organisers say the Women’s Parliament will bring together SADC women members of parliament, and their counterparts from other parts of the world, […]

First Female Long Haul Captain Earns Her Airbus Wings

First Female Long Haul Captain Earns Her Airbus Wings

The sky’s definitely the limit as proven by Air Namibia’s Captain Cornelia Hahn who recently became the airline’s first female long haul Captain, operating the Airbus A330-200. The Airbus 330-200 is servicing the Windhoek – Frankfurt route and her appointment was effective as from 1 April, following her successful completion of her simulator training.. Captain […]

The First Lady Of Namibia Educates Women On #SafeMotherhood

The First Lady Of Namibia Educates Women On #SafeMotherhood

The First Lady joined the Ongwediva Medipark for the second consecutive year for the annual #SafeMotherhood Initiative to promote antenatal information and treatment to expectant women and their partners. The approximately 400 expectant mothers. attended the educational session and listened attentively to each session. Findings from the 2016 “Safe Motherhood Initiative” enriched this year’s program […]