PEPFAR to Support Namibian Program That Fights Gender-Based Violence
August 11, 2010
The Namibian government and development partners will receive assistance from PEPFAR to "fight widespread gender-based violence (GBV) in the country," New Era/allAfrica.com writes. The two-year program will "address male norms and behavior and the increase in women's legal rights and protection." Specifically, the news service reports, the initiative aims to strengthen local capacity, increase community awareness and improve legal services. "According to recent studies, nearly 50 percent of Namibian women and nearly 30 percent of men have experienced gender-based violence," and a "large number" of Namibians are unaware of legal protections (8/9).
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