Country Namibia
Year 2008
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The National Advisory Committee on gender-based violence (GBV) was launched in 2008 by His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, the President of the Republic of Namibia, during the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against GBV.  The Committee's mandate is to advise the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare on GBV-related issues in Namibia.  The Committee brings together key representatives  of the government, development partners, civil society, private sectors, media, faith based organizations and other relevant stakeholders to advise on policies and legislation and on their implementation and other actions to combat and prevent GBV, and also to advise appropriate implementation of recommendations made by the 2007 GBV National Conference.  The Committee is active and is currently spearheading the development of the National GBV Plan of Action

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