Country Namibia
Year 2007
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Because of the high rate of gender based violence (GBV) in the country, Namibia held a National Conference on Gender-Based Violence in 2007.  About 300 delegates attended the country's first ever National Conference on Gender-Based Violence.  The Conference was attended by various stakeholders: Politicians, Judiciary, Police, Medical Personnel, Forensic Services, Social Workers, Prisons Personnel, Traditional Authorities, Church, Media, Community and Civil Society.  Action-oriented recommendations came out of the Conference to be implemented by the above mentioned stakeholders.

Full Text

National Conference on Gender-Based Violence

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Namibia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010; Response of the Government of Namibia to the questionnaire on Beijing + 15, 2009