June 2011. Windhoek, Namibia. The Right Honourable Prime Minister Nahas Angula launched the National Agenda for Children at the commemoration of the Day of the African Child under the theme “The rights of children with disabilities: The Duty to protect, respect, promote and fulfill”.

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First Lady Madam Penehupifo Pohamba has implored parents who have children living with disabilities to actively get involved in skills development and the education of their children.

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Namibians still consider baby dumping an option after giving birth to unwanted babies, a survey conducted by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare together with the Ministry of Youth National Service Sport and Culture, and the Legal Assistance Centre, has revealed.

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The Patron of the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) has called for more support to ensure that integrated reproductive health and services related to HIV prevention continue to be provided across the country.

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The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) Trust, together with Save the Children, Sweden and the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is embarking on a new project to create awareness about the new Child Care and Protection Bill and how the Bill, should it be passed as law, would help improve the lives of thousands of Namibian children.

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The Deputy Prime Minister, Marco Hausiku, is dissatisfied with the low school enrollment figures of children from marginalized communities.

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Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:26

NAMIBIA: Children Want Teachers' Protection

 

Speaker of Children's Parliament, Giovanni Britz, says 45 percent of children acknowledge that they do not feel safe in classrooms and they want teachers to protect them from bullies.

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The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare heralded the New Year with an official ministerial staff meeting yesterday morning.

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The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has strongly rejected recent media reports and advertisements in the local media "where individuals are either trying to sell their children or invite others to give up their children for adoption".

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Thursday, 24 November 2011 07:24

NAMIBIA: Favouring a Child Can Be Poisonous

 

Children depend on parents to provide a stable environment. However, when parents start favouring one child over another, the less fovoured get less perplexed and will ask where they went wrong.

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