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Gender apartheid: oppression of women should be made a crime against humanity – feminist academic explains why

        By Penelope Andrews, New York Law School     Crimes against humanity are occurring with impunity around the globe; from Myanmar to Sudan, Ukraine and elsewhere. And yet, unlike international treaties for the crimes of genocide, torture, apartheid and forced disappearances, there isn’t a treaty specific to crimes against humanity. That lack is now being remedied. The International Law Commission, a UN expert body, has submitted […]

todayJuly 16, 2024 9


NamPol commanders attend gender-based violence training

The Namibian Police Force in collaboration with the Women Action for Development has organised a five-day workshop on gender-based violence and the law for all regional police commanders and their deputies. The workshop is taking place at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa region. Abisai Kashululu National Training coordinator at WAD has more.

todayJune 18, 2024 26


Sheinbaum victory: a win for Mexican women?

      By Laura BONILLA   Nearly two decades after its then-president described women as "two-legged washing machines," Mexico has elected a woman to lead a country with a long history of gender-based bigotry and violence. The new leader, Claudia Sheinbaum, has talked about the desire of women to "live without fear" and rails against the stereotype that a woman is "prettier when she keeps her mouth shut." But […]

todayJune 3, 2024 4


362 gender-based violence cases recorded from January to April! By Finna Kahili, via News on One Media reports and police cases indicate that the Namibian landscape has been plagued by a surge in incidents of gender-based violence and rape, sparking significant concern. Speaking to News on One, City Police Superintendent Marcelline Murapo revealed some alarming statistics, namely that from January to April this year alone, a total of 362 cases of gender-based violence were recorded. Disturbingly, among these […]

todayMay 27, 2024 13


Femicide: many countries around the world are making the killing of women a specific crime – here’s why it’s needed

      By Madhumita Pandey, Sheffield Hallam University     An average of five women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family, according to UN data. And often their murders are intrinsically linked to them being women. Some countries are now passing laws to specifically criminalise femicide – an extreme manifestation of gender-based violence. The first documented use of the term “femicide” was in […]

todayMay 15, 2024 17


Dausab calls for gender-inclusive approach to combat GBV         By Valeria Handobe, via News on One   Minister of Justice, Yvonne Dausab, has called for inclusive participation of men and boys in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) dialogues. Dausab, stated that GBV is not only perpetrated against women, but also men who do not conform to dominant masculine gender roles. These remarks come in the wake of the tragic murder of Christof Frederik earlier this month […]

todayMay 15, 2024 14


Namibia sees increase in violence against LGBTQAI+ community

Two additional suspects, 23-year-old Tashiya Nandomba and 21-year-old Joslin Booysen, have appeared in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court in connection with the brutal murder of Christoph Fredericks, a transgender woman who was stabbed 42 times. This incident highlights the increase in violence against LGBTQAI+ community members in Namibia. Linda Baumann, an activist for women's and LGBTQI rights, for comment.

todayMay 9, 2024 28


Grieving Father Speaks Out After Son’s Brutal Murder in Windhoek     By Valeria Handobe   The murdered Christof Frederik was the only child and breadwinner. This is according to his 65-year-old father, Paulus Josef Dragonder, who was speaking at the Katutura Magistrate’s court today, where the two teenage suspects appeared in connection with his son's murder. Frederik’s lifeless body was found in a riverbed next Chairman Mao Zendong High School in 7de Laan last week. It is alleged that Frederik, […]

todayMay 7, 2024 16