Namibia has a population estimated at 2.2 million (UN, 2009) with an area of 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles). The capital is Windhoek. The major languages are English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero and Nama.
Namibians achieved independence in 1990 after a bush war of almost 25 years.
- Namibia ratified The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on November, 23 1992
- Namibia does not have a National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325)
- Namibia does not have a UN peacekeeping mandate
Sources:BBC; Amnesty International; UNIFEM
June 20, 2012 (AllAfrica)
NAMIBIA: Gender-Based Violence Strongly Condemned
The Minister of Works and Transport, Erkki Nghimtina, has called on the youth to condemn acts of violence against women and children, and passion killings.
June 12, 2012 (The Southern Times )
NAMIBIA: Namibia's Women Remain on the Fringes of Mainstream Politics
Namibia's political parties have paid a lot of lip service and demonstrated lack of commitment to mainstreaming gender issues and incorporating women in leadership positions, lobbyists have said.
May 14, 2012 (AllAfrica)
NAMIBIA: Violence Against Women Triggers Protest
About 100 people, of whom 56 were men, held a peaceful march to protest violence perpetrated against women and children under the theme 'men for healthy relationships' on Saturday. The march started at the UN Plaza in Katutura where men, women and children gathered to show they do not condone violence committed specifically against women and children.
February 13, 2012 (Namibian Sun)
NAMIBIA: Women Should Unite - Pohamba
Swapo's Women's Council (SPWC) has to continue the search for solutions to the challenges facing women and girls in N
September 30, 2011 (The Namibian )
NAMIBIA: Rapists on the rampage
Over the past two weeks, a total of 26 rapes were reported to the Police – an average of almost two per day.Murders also dominated the Namibian crime scene, with 15 people reported to have been killed across the country. Four attempted murders were reported during the last two weeks.
NAMIBIA: Fathers Should Be Role Models,
24th of July 2012
NAMIBIA: 'My Rights As a Woman',
Training & Workshops,
15th of June 2012
VIDEO: Women in Namibia Fight Back Against Forced Sterilization,
Open Society Institute (OSI),
November 22, 2010
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Evaluate Gender and Women's Rights programming at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA),
Appeals & Demonstrations,
July 14, 2010
Namibian Women and Democracy: The 50/50 Campaign ,