Namibia: Police Disperse Demonstration against gender-based abuse

NEWS: Police Disperse Demonstration against gender-based abuse in Namibia

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:20 am

Namibian police fired rubber bullets, teargas and used batons to subdue the unparalleled and three-day nationwide protest staged on Saturday

Adding to the aid of around four hundred by and large younger female – who raised their voices against gender-based violence and femicide on the streets of the nation’s capital city, Windhoek.

Slogans and placards carrying “no justice, no peace” should be heard from the chanting impassioned protesters.

Over the three-days on account that the begin of the country wide demonstrations _ which in the beginning began on social media, then later took off in the coastal town of Swakopmund and in Otjiwarongo which is situated north of Windhoek.

The movement participants marched to local authorities places of work on Friday to demand the resignation of Doreen Sioka, the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare due to her perceived-problematic non secular stance when dealing with things pertaining to gender-based violence.

In addition to trying armed response devices and different training for police officers in the managing of instances pertaining to gender-based violence, the younger social activists are calling on President Hage Geingob to declare a state of emergency over violence towards women and woman homicide.