The 16 Days of Activism campaign is an annual campaign which serves the purpose of organizing strategies by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls” (UNWomen.org, 2019). The campaign takes place from the 25th of November until the 10th of December. The 2019 campaign theme is:
“Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!”.
Due to the high incidences of femicide in Namibia, the Ministry of Gender Equality decided to incorporate the issue of femicide as part of the National theme. The Institute of Public Policy Research Report of 2018 reveals that 32% of women in Namibia aged 15-49 have experienced physical violence within marriage at least once and 15% of them have never sought help or told anyone about it. 28% of women and 22% of men believe a husband is justified in beating his wife.
It is against this background that Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and REGAIN TRUST is inviting the public and respective organisations to attend activities organised during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in Namibia.
Main activities that the Survivors Speak Up Project will be participating in:
|Launch of 16 Days of Activism against GBV
|Etayi Constiquency Omusati Region
|Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare
|16 Days of Activism: Wipe out GBV in Erongo Region
|Walvis Bay, Erongo Region
|Erongo Gender Permanent Task Force
|Community Dialogue: Addressing GBV in Groot Aub
|Groot Aub, Khomas Region
|Commemoration of International Human Rights Day
|Ohongo Constiquency Omusati Region
Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare
Should you wish to attend and enquire further information about any of the above-mentioned activities, kindly call the stakeholders:
REGAIN TRUST, Erongo Regional Office, Ms. Chantal Kangootui, Cell. 0815584008
MGECW, Omusati, Regional Office, Mr. Linus T. Mathews, Tel. 065 251141
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Ms. Sylvia Mundjindi, Tel. 061-417 514
More information can be found under www.16daysofactivismnamibia.com
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