Social Issues

Veterans demand promised N$400k

8 hours ago | Social Issues

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKIn a recent petition to President Hage Geingob, the Peter Nanyemba Former Combatant Veterans Trust says government should come to the party and honour a Cabinet resolution to pay out veterans.The veterans are demanding...

GO for girls

2 days ago - 27 July 2021 | Social Issues

Mariselle Stofberg The Go Programme has been running since September 2020 and is a development programme aimed at servicing the vulnerable communities. Its vision is to see young girls, regardless of their background, nurtured and...

Keeping our children safe

2 days ago - 27 July 2021 | Social Issues

Mariselle StofbergData released by the African Partnership to End Violence Against Children (APEVAC) - an initiative of the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) - revealed an “unacceptable scale” of violence against children (VAC). The studies...

Namibia’s human trafficking efforts yield results

6 days ago - 23 July 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe number of people trafficked in Namibia has dropped from 30 in 2019 to 19 in 2020.This is according to the 2021 United States Trafficking in Persons (TIP) annual report.But although Namibia fully met...

Namibians less stressed in 2020

1 month - 24 June 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKLast year, workers around the world were more stressed, worried and angry than before, but surprisingly the levels of these negative emotions among Namibian workers declined in 2020.This is despite Namibians facing one of...

Almost half of Namibians deprived

1 month - 14 June 2021 | Social Issues

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKAlmost half the Namibian population lives in multidimensional poverty. The San communities and those from the Kavango and Zambezi regions are the poorest, with...

The red badge of courage

1 month - 08 June 2021 | Social Issues

14% of girls miss school due to periods Enzo AmueleAs in previous years, 28 May is a day taken out to commemorate and celebrate menstrual...

Stop being homophobic, First Lady tells SPYL

2 months ago - 24 May 2021 | Social Issues

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFirst Lady Monica Geingos has taken issue with the “dehumanising and oppressive language” used by the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL), which said in...

Namibians rated unhappy again

2 months ago - 20 May 2021 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia has once again been rated as one of the saddest nations globally.After over a year of Covid-19 restrictions, the Land of the Brave...

Government revamps farm for street kids

2 months ago - 10 May 2021 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKGovernment is in the process of upgrading a resettlement farm in the Omaheke Region that will serve as a home for street children.The ministry...

LGBTQ exile dies in UK

3 months ago - 26 April 2021 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKA young Namibian, who reportedly fled Namibia and sought asylum in Britain because of discrimination experienced due to his bisexuality, has committed suicide.While devastated...

Legal framework for child protection not enough

3 months ago - 19 April 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAKHORIXASChildren’s advocate Ingrid Husselmann says having a good legal framework for child protection is not enough and more needs to be done to properly implement...

Social Issues

Call for tracking women's progress

4 months ago - 17 March 2021 | Social Issues

MOSES MAGADZAWINDHOEKAs the world marked International Women’s Day last week, the secretary-general of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, Boemo Sekgoma, called for a framework for tracking...

The Namibians for whom Czechoslovakia...

4 months ago - 15 March 2021 | Social Issues

REBECCA DAVISThe official version had it that they were war orphans. In reality, most of the children had at least one parent who was very...

Basic income grant immediately feasible

4 months ago - 10 March 2021 | Social Issues

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKSupporters of a basic income grant (BIG) for Namibia say not only is its immediate implementation feasible but warn that without a BIG Namibia’s...

Namibia observes International Women’s Day

4 months ago - 09 March 2021 | Social Issues

NAMPAOPUWONamibia yesterday joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day hosted under the theme ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in...

Covid-19 aggravates GBV

4 months ago - 08 March 2021 | Social Issues

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated gender inequalities and placed women and girls at a much greater risk of gender-based-violence, a United Nations (UN) and...

90% of Namibians 'socially protected'

7 months ago - 22 December 2020 | Social Issues

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMore than 90% of the Namibian population is covered by emergency social protection responses.According to an Oxfam report conducted with Development Pathway, this is...

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