Country summary:

Board Member Emily May Brown
Staff Members Veronika Haimbili
When registered 2012
Alliance focal network NANGOF/Alliance
Government COEs 36
View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 1
Key partners Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare; Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN); The Namibian Association of Local Authority Officers (NALAO); Polytechnic of Namibia (PON); and Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders (AMICAALL).


Read more in the Namibia country report.

NAMIBIA Strategy 2016 – 2020


Gender mainstreaming strategy

The strategy document introduces the current gender mainstreaming implementation environment and the rationale and objectives of the strategy. There are recommended actions and an implementation plan for each ministry and the gender sensitive monitoring and evaluation framework is presented as are guidelines and tools to promote gender mainstreaming at all levels.

Statistical profile on women and men in Namibia

The majority of women in Namibia have yet to be empowered to participate actively and fully in the social, cultural and political life of the country. Although the Constitution guarantees equal rights, gender discrimination is still widespread. The indicators contained in this report will be used as tools to assess the progress made in various department interventions aimed at achieving gender equality in Namibia

Recommendations for activities for integration of gender equality in Namibia’s HIV response

It is well known that the HIV epidemic has had an enormous impact on girls and women and relationships between men and women. It is important that any AIDS programming actively address the needs of girls and women. This document contains a gender analysis of the National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS and the Operational Plan for Namibia.

Proposals for law reform on the recognition of customary marriages

This paper explores possible legal reforms for the recognition of customary marriages in Namibia. It emphasizes recognition rather than mere registration, since registration might or might not be a prerequisite for recognition. The paper includes background material on marriage and divorce in Namibia.

Andrew !Hoaeb

Andrew  !Hoaeb

I am from Arandis, and I am a gender activist. I give training to young people who have failed grade 10, in the areas of education, training and computer literacy. Gender links has been an eye opener for me, and has been a major help to our small mining town. With only 7500 inhabitants, I’ve managed to open a training centre called Arandis information communication technology centre. There we provide training, and implement training on advocacy, and the mainstreaming of gender based violence.

April 24, 2012 Themes: ICT's | Local Government

Namibians ‘stage’ mini roadblock in SA

Namibians ‘stage’ mini roadblock in SA

After a 22 hour drive from Namibia to South Africa, several members of the Namibian delegation who drove by car to the third annual Gender Justice and Local Government Summit got lost and caused a mini roadblock on a busy street in Johannesburg. “We tried to get help from a service station and they told us about a lot of turns, which got us more confused. Luckily, for us, the police happened to pass by and we stopped them. They led us all the way here (to the Koponang),” explained Councillor Fiina Elago from Reetmanshop Municipality

GJLG Summit Namibia – Winners

GJLG Summit Namibia – Winners

The two day summit held in Namibia show cased 34 best practices of local efforts to end violence and empower women. Ten winners where announced who will attend the regional local government summit in Johannesburg on 23 – 25 April 2012.

Namibia Gender Justice and Local Government Summit calls for more accountability around the targets of the SADC Protocol

Delegates to the first Namibia Gender Justice and Local Government Summit have called on the government and civil society organisations to take special measures to ensure more accountability in reaching the 28 targets of the SADC Protocol of Gender and Development that Namibia is a signatory to. 2015 is around the corner and the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development has only been introduced to some of Namibia’s regions through the work that Gender Links does at the local level.

GJLG Summit Namibia – Centres of excellence

NAME COUNCIL/ ORGANISATIONS Hon Isa-Bella Kavendji Arandis Council Pieter Kausiona Karibi Magdalena Oas Witvlei Village Council Domingo Matesu Mariental Hon Fiina Elago Keetmanshoop A. Vries Aroan Village Council Lydia Mutenda Swakopmund Agatha Mweti Otjiwaromgo Hon. Councillor Magreth Peter Outjo

GJLG Summit Namibia – Leadership

NAME COUNCIL/ ORGANISATIONS BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CASE STUDY Sharonice Busch PON Through this project she is encouraging more young women to emulate and work into her footstep. She say was a Junior Speaker for the Childre,’s Parliament   and now is the Polytechinic of Namibia furthering her studies. VICTORIA EMMA NAOXAS NGO Victoria Emma Naoxas, […]



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