NUST develops GBV distress app


The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) took a significant step in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) with the launch of a "Distress App". 

This initiative aims to provide crucial support and assistance to individuals facing GBV incidents.

The app, named the Distress Application (D-App), holds special significance as it was launched in memory of Delia Maasdorp, whose tragic death earlier this month shook the nation. 

Maasdorp, aged 40, served as the executive director of research, innovation, and partnership at the university.

4th Artillery Brigade celebrate women's day


General Officer Commanding the 4th Artillery Brigade, General Alweendo Namukwambi, has called on Namibians to work together to create a safe space for women.

General Namukwambi was speaking at the celebration of International Women's Day at the Jonas Shoongeleni Ndeimana Barracks outside Otjiwarongo.

As Namibia joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Women's Day, General Namukwambi says countless women are occupying leadership positions, including in the fields of science, the arts, and technology.

White Ribbon campaign committed to tackle GBV


Founded in 2005, the White Ribbon Campaign Namibia is an NGO focused on engaging men and boys to campaign, speak out, and take action to end violence against women and girls.

The campaign raises a symbolic white ribbon as a universal symbol of solidarity and commitment to ending violence against women and girls.

During the campaign, men and boys wear white ribbons as a pledge to protect and speak out.

The campaign aims to teach men and boys to be loving, compassionate, supportive, and consider the meaning of being a real man.

Zambezi commemorates 16 Days Against GBV


In a significant event marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare in the Zambezi Region held a commemoration at Chetto, Kongola constituency, on Wednesday.

This initiative underscores the region's commitment to combating this critical issue.

The day, which included activities such as poems, dramas, and musical performances, was celebrated under the theme: UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls.

Okahandja boys takes an oath against GBV


Young boys at Okahandja took an oath against Gender-Based Violence and to be upstanding and responsible members of society.

The boys are being capacitated with social skills and mechanisms by the Blue Project - a branch of the Love in Network Namibia.

Gender-Based Violence remains a dreaded evil in society, and these young boys of the Okahandja community have taken a stance to reduce the statistics of GBV victims.

Okahandja Municipal Councillor Beatrice Kohangondo is tasked with youth affairs in the town and was the guest speaker.

Minister Sioka calls for multi-sectoral approach to ending gender-based violence


The government has reiterated its call for a multi-sectoral approach to tackling Gender-Based Violence.

The Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Doreen Sioka addressed a belated International Human Rights Day and Women's Day commemoration at Keetmanshoop. 

In a message delivered on her behalf by ||Kharas Governor, Aletha Frederick, Sioka paid tribute to Namibian women, who sacrificed their lives in resistance to forced removals from the Old Location to Katutura, by South African apartheid forces on 10 December 1959. 

Namibia Rural Women's Assembly hold demonstration against GBV


Rural women under the Namibia Rural Women's Assembly organization held a demonstration against gender-based violence at Ekamba Village in the Oshana Region.

The Assembly brought together women from the Oshana, Omusati, Oshikoto, and Ohangwena regions to sell their products and exchange business ideas.

The initiative is aimed at empowering rural women and bringing them under one roof to also discuss issues aimed at improving their living conditions and those affecting them.

Vice President calls churches to join government in promoting peace in society


Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba is calling on local churches to join the government in promoting unity, harmony, and peace in society.

Mbumba made this call at the Roman Catholic Church's 13th "Inter-Regional Conference of the Bishops of Southern Africa," (IMBSA), in the capital.

The Vice President says that the church played an important role during the dark days of the country's struggle for independence.

He said there is a need to strengthen the church's capacity and elevate its good work, alongside the government, in bettering the lives of young people.