Regain Trust held the final public dialogue for 2019 in Groot Aub on the 07th December 2019, as part of the Sixteen Days of Activism. Members of the Groot Aub community were invited to have a discussion on issues related to GBV and how it is affecting their community. The speakers of the event were Hon. Penina Inga Ita (Regional Councillor, Windhoek Rural), James Itana (Project Manager of Regain Trust), Sylvia Mundjindi (Project Manager of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung), Veronica Nandenga (Warrant Officer, NAMPOL), and Albertina Niita Shoombe (GBV Survivor, who received help from Regain Trust).
The speakers had given their perspectives on the issue of GBV, the challenges in addressing it and proposed strategies in addressing GBV in rural communities. Ms Shoombe had given an account on her experience of GBV, she encouraged parents to talk to their children, especially their daughters, to focus on finishing school rather than getting into relationships at a young age. Warrant Officer Nandenga stressed that people should report cases and avoid withdrawing the cases. The dialogue ended with attendees given the opportunity to ask questions as well as give comments. There was an eagerness amongst the attendees on working together in order to address the issues related to GBV in their community.
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