Domestic Violence

Workshops on amendments to the CCPA

The GRAP team, Yolande and Celine held consultative workshops in Outapi and Opuwo last week to gather feedback on proposed amendments to the Child Care and Protection Act (CCPA). Key findings: Stakeholder participation: Outapi: 52 attendees, mostly professionals working with children. Only 5 had received CCPA training. Opuwo: 36 attendees, mostly unfamiliar with CCPA except for...

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Sex Offender Register needed?

A Sex Offender Register For Namibia? Right Idea, Wrong Solution In 2017, hundreds of people gathered outside a house in Katutura in reaction to reports that the occupants were abducting and dismembering children. According to news reports, police deployed 20 police vehicles and a helicopter, and ended up having to use...

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Combating of Domestic Violence Amendment Bill

The Combating of Domestic Violence Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament on 23 February 2022. You can find a copy of the bill here, and a PowerPoint presentation explaining the amendments to the left. We generally welcome the Bill, but were very concerned to see that it fails to address the exclusion...

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