“My Rights as a Woman and Namibian Citizen! Gender and Human Rights Awareness-raising for Namibian Citizens”:
Duration and Funding of Project
36 Months : August 2011 - July 2014
N$4, 8 Million co- funded by the European Union and the Konrad-Adenauer- Stiftung.
Objectives of the Project
The overall objective of this action is to contribute to a gender sensitive Namibian society where human rights are protected and women enjoy equal opportunities without fear of discrimination, marginalisation or harassment. The specific objective of the proposed actions is to encourage women to claim their rights and to report the violations of these.
Community Voice members, women, socio-political authorities, law enforcement agencies, constituency councillors, traditional authorities, journalists, teachers and law makers (parliamentarians, government representatives and party cadres)
- Representatives of rural communities, the Community Voices, are trained to act as resource persons for the proposed workshops. They equally will serve as multipliers and will become para-legal councillors on gender and human rights.
- Women, socio-political authorities and other multipliers know the human rights enshrined in the Namibian constitution and understand the roles and responsibilities of state institutions
- Law enforcement agencies and public opinion leaders acknowledge and protect the rights of women.
- Women understand the political process and become motivated to participate actively (as a candidate) and/or passively (as an enlightened voter) in the Namibian elections.
- Training of Trainers for Community Voice members on human rights, Namibian state institutions and citizen rights
- Refresher workshop for Community Voice members on developments of the electoral process and feedback forum
- 65 Workshops for 2340 participants representing women, socio-political authorities and other multipliers on aspects of the Namibian constitution
- 65 Workshops for 2340 participants representing women, socio-political authorities and other multipliers on gender related laws
- 26 Workshops for 520 representatives from law enforcement agencies and public opinion leaders to sensitize them on gender rights and their violations
- 107 Workshops for 3210 women on the enhancement of the participatory process of women in politics
- 14 Workshops for 420 political decision-makers on women's involvement in politics.