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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 […]

Affirmative Repositioning Movement Proposes Presidential Age Limit In

Affirmative Repositioning Movement Proposes Presidential Age Limit In

THE Affirmative Repositioning movement says it will mobilise more than 1 000 young people to petition for an upper age limit for future presidential candidates. AR leader Job Amupanda told the media on Monday that while the Namibian Constitution dictates that one must be over 36 years of age to become President, it does not […]

Namibia 9th In Africa Investment Destination Rankings

Namibia 9th In Africa Investment Destination Rankings

NAMIBIA has been ranked the 9th most attractive economy for investments flowing into Africa. This is according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab published on Wednesday. Botswana topped the rankings as the most attractive economy for investments flowing into Africa. According to the index, […]

Activist Seeks Help For People With Disabilities

Activist Seeks Help For People With Disabilities

A YOUNG man at Walvis Bay is appealing for help to support people with disabilities at Walvis Bay. Mario Thaniseb says most people with disabilities are lonely, although they live with family members, who are expected to be their support. He says there is still a problem of stigmatisation and discrimination against people with disabilities […]

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

AS of yesterday, 13 rape cases had been reported in the Ohangwena region alone since the beginning of this year. According to Ohangwena police spokesperson sergeant Abner Itumba, most cases involve older men raping girls who are their relatives. “This is a worrisome trend. I do not know what is happening with our men in […]

Namibia: First Lady Calls For Sexual Education In Schools

Namibia: First Lady Calls For Sexual Education In Schools

First Lady Monica Geingos has called on schools to include sexual education in their curriculum and to empower young women about their sexual rights. Geingos said this here on Friday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation event on HIV Prevention and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent […]