The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the European Union (EU) have entered into a partnership to promote gender equality and combat gender-based violence.

This event signifies a commitment to a strategic partnership aimed at addressing GBV comprehensively.

The partnership, unveiled amid the global campaign of the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence," marks a beacon of hope for countless individuals affected by GBV.

Namibia, like many other nations, is grappling with alarming rates of GBV.

The EU-UNFPA partnership aims not only to raise awareness about the gravity of gender-based violence but also to implement concrete measures that will contribute to the eradication of this deeply rooted problem. Louis Maruwasa, the representative of Adforce, presented the campaign created to convey the messages over the 16 days of activism.

Sergeant Bibi Kolokwe from the City Police Community Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) department expresses satisfaction that men are increasingly stepping forward to report instances of abuse and are actively collaborating in the fight against gender-based violence.

The campaign will provide an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those affected by gender-based violence, underscoring a shared commitment to achieving positive and lasting change.


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UNFPA Namibia


Joseph Likoro