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Oshana women calls for end of abuse

Oshana women calls for end of abuse

Maria David

WOMEN in the Oshana Region have called on the government to find lasting solutions with regards to the abuse of people.

They made this call during the celebration of International Women’s Day at Othingo village near Oshakati on Wednesday.

As part of making their campaign heard, the women handed posters to the Oshana Governor, Elia Irimari, written: “stop pouring people hot water, starving people and chaining people.”



“We, the women in Oshana demand the stopping of women, men and child abuse,” another poster read.

Irimari agreed with the women’s request to end the abuse of people and to embrace unity among each other.

He said it is, however, pleasing to note that the region reported less cases of abuse, which is a result of cooperation between the police and the public.

Further, Irimari said, with countries focusing on industrial revolution, more- than-ever, women need to be involved in the world of digital technology.

“We need women involved in the development of the country, hence ensuring that women also get involved in the digital transformation,” he said.

Irimari urged Namibians to play their part and end the killing and abuse of people in the country.

NamPol Gender Division Chief Inspector, Monika Erasmus, said many Namibians suffer in silence under the hardship of their abusers.

Erasmus indicated that abuse occur in many forms ranging from grievous bodily harm to abuse by threat to rape, and people should learn to speak up.

“Report cases, talk to social workers in order to be assisted and ensure you all seek assistance,” she said.

She also reminded Namibians to drink responsibly and prevent all forms of abuse.


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