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INTERVIEW: Linda Baumann Advocates for Inclusivity in ECN Decision on Sex and Gender Documentation

  Human rights advocate Linda Baumann has voiced concerns regarding the Electoral Commission of Namibia's (ECN) stance on sex and gender documentation in electoral processes. Baumann emphasized the importance of aligning state documents with individuals' self-identified sex and gender identities. She highlighted the need for Namibia to engage in conversations to redefine and clarify these concepts. Baumann underscored the distinction between sex, referring to physiological characteristics, and gender, a social […]

todayJuly 3, 2024 8


Rosa Namises announces independent bid for Presidency

Social, gender equality, and human rights activist Rosa Namises has announced that she will run as an independent candidate for Namibia’s Presidential elections in November 2024. The former secretary general of Congress of Democrats and parliamentarian says she is running for presidency to address the country’s social issues.  Political Analyst Rakkel Andreas weighs in.

todayApril 8, 2024 33


Zuleikha Mayat: South African author and activist who led a life of courage, compassion and integrity

By Saleem Badat, University of the Free State Few Indian South African women have achieved wider public recognition than author, human rights and cultural activist Zuleikha Mayat, who passed away on 2 February 2024. An honorary doctorate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal was just one of many awards bestowed on her during a life that spanned almost 98 years. Mayat was a remarkable pioneer, evocative writer, public speaker, civic worker, […]

todayFebruary 7, 2024 6