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Namibia launches National Plan to End Violence against Children

 

On 12 May 2021, the government of Namibia launched a National Plan to End Violence against Children and Youth at inter-ministerial dialogue on violence. This political declaration forms the government of Namibia’s commitment to delivering on the target 16.2 of the SDGs, Aspirations 6 and 7 of Agenda 2063 and 2040.

 

During the meeting, the Honorable Minister of Gender Equality and Social Welfare Doreen Sioke called on all Namibians to come together to end violence against children recognizing ending violence against children is a shared responsibility. Dr Joan Nyanyuki, Executive Director of the African Child Policy Forum and Chair of the African Partnership to End Violence against Children /APEVAC/ commended the government for the steps taken and for joining the growing number of countries that are committed to act and invest in ending violence against children. Namibia is now among the 32 countries in the world and the 9th country in Africa to join the global initiative to ending violence against children.

News links

https://neweralive.na/posts/two-in-five-namibians-experience-violence       

https://www.nampa.org/index.php?model=featured&function=display&id=168698

 

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