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16 Days Of Activism

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Namibia

NamPol launches operation against GBV in Oshikoto

The Namibian Police Force and the Men and Women Network against Crime in the Oshikoto Region have initiated a three-day operation to address gender-based violence (GBV). The regional police deputy commissioner, Wynand Neels, stated during the launch in Omuthiya on Monday that the operation is scheduled to take place from 04 to 06 December 2023. It aligns with the 16 days of activism against GBV campaign which started on 25 […]

todayDecember 5, 2023 2

Africa

Women’s Rights’ Coalition issues a strong appeal to African Governments for swift action against continued women’s rights violations

In a firm and unequivocal declaration, the SOAWR Coalition, a consortium of over 70 women's rights organizations in 33 African countries dedicated to advocating for women’s rights in Africa, launched a Call for Action and Accountability in harmony with the objectives of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The Coalition expresses profound concern about the delayed realization of the promise of gender equality made to African women and girls by the AU […]

todayDecember 4, 2023 6

Namibia

Oshana region records increase in GBV cases

The Oshana Region is fighting a rising number of Gender-Based Violence and rape cases, which has become a challenge for authorities. Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Naftal Lungameni Sakaria is calling for collaboration from all stakeholders to help the police in combating violence against women and children. Oshana Region Governor Elia Irimari addresses the issue.

todayNovember 30, 2023 10

Namibia

EU and UNFPA unite to combat GBV in Namibia

The European Union (EU) delegation in Namibia on Wednesday signed a contribution agreement with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The EU contributed N.dollars 28 million towards a national campaign aimed at fostering gender equality and combating gender-based violence (GBV) in Namibia. EU Ambassador to Namibia, Beatriz Martins, signed the agreement with UNFPA assistant representative Loide Amkongo. Martins noted that the agreement themed ‘Gender Equality/Combating Gender-Based Violence’ is a collaborative […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 1

Namibia

Namibia launches ’16 Days of Activism’ to combat gender based violence

Namibia has launched the annual "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence," campaign to address and prevent violence against women and girls. Running until 10 December, which is Human Rights Day, the campaign, led by the Governor of the Khomas Region, Laura McLeod-Katjirua, aims to raise awareness and advocate for the elimination of gender-based violence.

todayNovember 29, 2023 19

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