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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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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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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Cabinet has resolved to officially ask the German and other European governments to take back children who were brought to Namibia for rehabilitation after they were convicted of crimes in their countries of origin.

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The US Human Rights Commission report of 2010 states that in 2010 there were 800 reported cases of either child murder, rape or abuse in Namibia.

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