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.
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