Namibia has made progress in terms of gender equality: Geingob

WINDHOEK: President Hage Geingob said progress has been made in gender equality, with Namibia recognised as a country that has done well in female representation in Parliament and leadership positions.

However, he said more should be done to eliminate the challenges that women continue to face in various aspects of life, including gender-based violence, unequal access to opportunities, and societal biases.

‘The Namibian Government remains committed to empowering women and the girl child, while also addressing the needs of the boy child, to end deeply rooted forms of discrimination that affect most of our vulnerable people,’ the president said in his statement to mark International Human Rights Day and Namibian Women’s Day on Sunday.

The Head of State joined Namibians and the international community in observing International Human Rights Day as well as Namibian Women’s Day on 10 December, which Namibia adopted to commemorate the contributions and achievements of women during the liberation struggle and in
modern Namibia.

‘This year’s event serves as a reminder of the bravery, resilience, strength, and leadership of Namibian women across sectors and generations.

‘We pay homage to the inspiring actions of fearless Namibian women who, in 1959, resisted the forced removal of people from the Old Location to Katutura by the South African apartheid regime.

‘On Namibian Women’s Day, we look back with profound memories on the remarkable journey of women, whose actions not only shaped a more just and inclusive Namibia but also inspired the current and future generations of Namibian women to reach new heights,’ the president said.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency