The Republic of Namibia has an estimated population estimated of 2.2 million (UN, 2010). The capital is Windhoek. Namibia has an area of 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles). The main languages are English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, and Nama
Namibia has been a stable country since gaining independent in 1990 after years of battle against the rule of South Africa. It was only in 1988 with the intervention of UN, that South Africa agreed to end its protectorate.
Although the law prohibits discrimination against women, in practice, women are still discriminated against. Men occupy most of the leadership positions in Namibia. Despite the laws protecting women from violence, violence against women is widespread in Namibia.