Like most countries, the trend in Namibia in responding to cases of violence against women and children is inadequate due to lack of trained workers, inappropriate response strategies, inadequate information on human rights by communities, amongst other causes.
The case for women and children is worse in informal settlements where service provision and general extension of Namibia’s women and child protection services are not available. Many enacted laws and initiatives are showing effectiveness but do not get to hard-to-reach areas like informal settlements.
The project targets direct gaps of knowledge and action in informal settlement communities where most of the enacted laws and response programs do not reach and are not undertaken.
Thanks to the project and related activities, at-risk population living in three informal settlements of Namibia will be strengthened and prevented from GBV in particular.
Besides, support is provided to survivors of GBV and men and boys benefit from interventions aiming at making them agents of change and master of anti-GBV approaches.
The project seeks to work with existing structures, most especially action and proposed activities contained in the National Plan of Action (NPA) on Gender Based Violence 2019-2023. More specifically, three of the four action areas of the NPA: Survivors first, Safety Net and Community Care, and Transforming Gender Norms for Long Term Prevention.
This program is co-funded by the European Union.