Gender Issues Showlist
Women, Peace & Security
UNSCR 1325 calls on all parties to: protect and respect the rights of women and girls in conflict & post-conflict; increase women participation in all conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peace-building & to end impunity by prosecuting perpetrators of sexual and other violence on women and girls
Human Rights of Women
Thirty six years after the adoption of CEDAW, many women and girls still do not have equal opportunities to realize rights recognized by law. Women are denied the right to own property or inherit land. They face social exclusion, “honor killings”, FGM, trafficking, restricted mobility, early marriage,...
Violence Against Women
Violence against women is the most shameful human rights violation. Gender based violence not only violates human rights, but also hampers productivity, reduces human capital and undermines economic growth. It is estimated that up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime
Political Participation & Leadership
Where women are fully represented, societies are more peaceful and stable. Women political participation is fundamental for gender equality and their representation in positions of leadership must be a priority for all Africans governments.
Source: All Africa
THE Namibia Women's Summit (NWS) has become a unique opportunity for women to spread their wings as traders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and to contribute to regional economic integration.
According to Pohamba, women who are in decision-making positions are admired by others, especially the youth, because they see them as role models and as a result, they become motivated to do better in life.
She encouraged young businesswomen to remember that the sky is the limit, and that they can achieve whatever they set their minds on.
"I have no doubt that the theme touches at the core of young women in business, because it clearly defines that success starts with you as an individual. If you as an individual carefully structured your business project, it will give you a clear blueprint for success," she noted. Pohamba added that the more successful women are in business, the better it is for the country to grow and develop.
"If we do this, we will encourage others to do the same, and in the process promote trade cooperation among our people," she advised.