To identify and understand the root causes and consequences of violence against women and girls, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare conducted a National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Baseline Study (Consolidating GBV Prevention Efforts and fast-tracking Namibia’s response) in 2017. The main objective was to synthesize information on knowledge, attitudes and good practices to address GBV. The study revealed that most drivers of GBV were relationship factors that were deeply entrenched within socio-cultural norms and escalated to societal level factors. Several factors include unequal power social relations, alcohol abuse, early marriages, unemployment, family history, etc. Recommendations from the study informed the development of the new GBV Plan of Action 2019-2023.
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