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Factsheet on domestic violence in Damara/Nama

Comic: Domestic violence, HIV and the cycle of violence (Oshiwambo; Damara Nama)

Full page version (English; Damara Nama)

Comic: The links between HIV and GBV (Oshiwambo; Damara Nama)

Full page version (English)

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Research brief on How to Improve the Services of Women and Child Protection Units (WCPUs) in Namibia

Circulars for stakeholders on protecting children affected by domestic violence and domestic violence and HIV

Report: Seeking Safety Introduction; Chapters 1-3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6

Download the summary report

Factsheet on domestic violence in English, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and Otjiherero

Poster on dometic violence in English

Pamphlet on domestic violence in English, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and Otjiherero

Pamphlet on bail in cases of rape and domestic violence in English, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and Otjiherero

Comic on how to get a protection order in English, Afrikaans and Oshiwambo

One page version of the comic in English, Otjiherero, Damara-Nama and Rukwangali - to come

Comic on identifying situations of child abuse in English, Afrikaans and Oshiwambo

One page version of the comic in English

Animation on how to get a protection order

Film: Whispers in the Wind 

Seeking Safety poster series

See our poster series using data from the report:

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Information for service providers

Guide on the Combating of Domestic Violence Act in English, Afrikaans and Oshiwambo (hard copy versions in other languages available)

Guidelines on the operation of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act for service providers

Training DVD for clerks of the court

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Another awareness-raising initiative was the publication of Cry the Abused Mother and Child, a book of poetry by local writer Petrus Hakskeen, illustrated by secondary school students from three schools in different parts of Namibia. The book was launched at an event hosted by the Multi-Media Campaign on Violence Against Women and Children for the Day of the African Child on 16 June 2003, and copies have been distributed to all secondary schools in Namibia.

In November 2005 members of GR&AP participated at a National Conference on Women and Child Protection hosted by the Woman Child Protection Units and UNICEF. GR&AP led two panel discussions at the conference, one on the reporting of suspected child abuse by professionals and another on case withdrawals and ways to support complainants and discourage withdrawals.

GR&AP has two representatives on the High-Level Strategic Inter-Ministerial Committee on Domestic Violence and Violence in General, which is a body set up by Cabinet to advise on issues pertaining to gender-based violence. GR&AP has been able work through this forum to advance recommendations pertaining to institutional responses to domestic violence, as well as initiatives aimed at prevention. 

During 2009-2010, much of GR&AP’s work on family violence has centred around children, in the form of research and consultation around measures aimed at addressing child abuse and neglect in the home environment.

Read articles from our archive (2013): The victim does not live to tell the tale; (2013): Why punishment is not enough; (2009): What is your reason?; (2010): The status of GBV in Namibia

 

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