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IPPR - INVITATION to the Launch of the Report on Civil Society Sustainability in Namibia - 30 November 2021

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Join the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia for the launch of the new report on Civil Society Sustainability in Namibia. The launch will take place on Tuesday, 30 November 2021,  from 10h00 to 11h00 at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West.

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Regional Civil Society Forum 2021: Southern Africa - 24 November 2021

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What:     Southern Africa Civil Society Regional Forum

Who:      The African Development Bank’s Civil Society and Community Engagement Division

When:    Wednesday, 24 November 2021; 09H00 – 12H30 SAT

Where:   Virtual

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INVITATION to the 2021 NamIGF 2021 (4th IGF Conference) - 22-23 November 2021

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INVITATION to the 2021 NamIGF 2021 (4th IGF Conference)

by the Namibia Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF) Working Group under the theme "Internet United" derived from the global IGF theme. The NamIGF will take place over two-and-a-half days.

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UNDP - Regional Symposium on Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better and Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - 16-18 November 2021

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to attend a VIRTUAL Regional Symposium on Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better and Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will be held on 15 - 17 November 2021 (09:00 PM – 00:00 AM, New York GMT-5). 

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Invitation to the EAN Annual Conference - 27 October 2021

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Join the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) for their Annual Conference under the theme of Leveraging the Services Industry for Economic Growth to be held on the 27th of October 2021  at the Safari Hotel from 08:00 am to 17:00pm. The event will also be live-streamed on the EAN Facebook page.

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ESJT - Activist School Seminar: "Consumer Protection | Consumer Rights | Know Your Rights" - 30 October 2021

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Join the Economic & Social Justice Trust (ESJT) Namibia on 30 October 2021 from 08h30 to 14h00 for an Activist School Seminar on Consumer Protection Consumer Rights Know Your Rights. The booking deadline is 11 October.

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Launch of the "Civil Society Organizations Manifesto for the Eradication of Poverty in Namibia" - 17 October 2021

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The highlight of the day will be the launch of the “Civil Society Organizations Manifesto for the Eradication of Poverty in Namibia”. The main event will be held on Sunday, 17 October 2021 at the UNITED NATIONS PLAZA in Katutura, Windhoek from 12h00 to 15h00.  

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ESJT - #NoOneLeftBehindConcert: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting All People! - 16 October 2021

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Join the Economic and Social Justice Trust (ESJT) for their #NoOneLeftBehindConcert: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting All People! on Saturday, 16 October 2021 from 19:00 to 21:30 at Café Prestige, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre​ (FNCC).

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ESJT - Activist School Seminar: "Consumer Protection | Consumer Rights | Know Your Rights" - 30 October 2021

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Join the Economic & Social Justice Trust (ESJT) Namibia on 30 October 2021 from 08h30 to 14h00 for an Activist School Seminar on Consumer Protection Consumer Rights Know Your Rights. The booking deadline is 11 October.

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FES Namibia - Invitation to a Book Launch: Perspectives on Namibia's Social Protection 2017 - 2020 - 8 October 2021

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On behalf of their partners, FES Namibia cordially invites you to attend the launch of their publication titled “Perspectives on Namibia’s Social Protection 2017- 2020”, taking place on the 14th October 2021 @18h00 at FES Offices, 95 John Meinert Street. Please confirm your attendance with Ms. Cheryl Kahambea by the 7th October 2021, on 061 417 500 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Please note that attendance is strictly by confirmation.

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IPPR - "Keep Your Eyes on the Money: Public fiscal management oversight in Namibia" Research Report Launch - 5 October 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Tuesday, 5 October 2021, from 10:30 to 12:00 for the launch of a research report - "Keep Your Eyes on the Money: Public fiscal management oversight in Namibia". The event will take place at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West. The event will also be live-streamed on the IPPR Namibia Facebook page.

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IPPR - "Regional Government in Namibia: Is Decentralisation a Reality?" Briefing Paper Launch - 30 September 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) tomorrow, 30 September 2021, from 10:00 to 11:00 for the launch of a briefing paper - Regional Government in Namibia: Is Decentralisation a Reality?. The event will take place at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West and it will also be live-streamed on the IPPR Namibia Facebook page.

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IPPR - Dialogue on Dangers: SADC Cybercrime Laws and Human Rights - 28 September 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 from 09h00 to 13h00 for a Dialogue on Dangers: SADC Cybercrime Laws and Human Rights. This is a hybrid event - with the possibility of online attendance via Zoom or physically at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West.

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WEBINAR - Decriminalising Abortion in Namibia: A Regional Discussion on Available Comparative Strategies - 22 September 2021

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Join the Women’s Legal Centre and the Voices for Choice and Rights Coalition for a roundtable regional discussion on decriminalisation of abortion in Namibia. The webinar will take place on 22 September 2021 at 13:00 to 15:00 via Microsoft Teams.  

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Invitation: Civil society consultation on mid-year budget review - 10 September 2021

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The Minister of Finance, Hon. Iipumbu Shiimi has asked to meet with civil society on Friday, 10 September 2021, at 14h30 to discuss ideas for the mid-year budget review due in October. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Civil Society Information Centre (CIVIC +264) would hereby like to invite you to attend this online consultation with the Minister of Finance.

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IPPR - Invitation: Compliance concerns cloud 2020/21 - 8 September 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 for the launch of the "Procurement Tracker: Compliance concerns clouds 2020/21" report. The event will also be livestreamed on the IPPR Namibia Facebook page.

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INVITATION - Civil Society briefing meeting on the APRM and the Baseline CSAR - 3 September 2021

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INVITATION to a Civil Society briefing meeting on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the Baseline Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) hosted by the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264).

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DISCUSSION - The Role of Civil Society: Enhancing Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccination - 1 September 2021

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Today (1 September 2021) at 15:00, the Namibian Government Information Centre will host a discussion on the Role of Civil Society: Enhancing Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccination. The discussion will be live-streamed on TV channels, radio stations and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) social media platforms.

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Y-FEM - Stakeholder Invitation to 'Adolescent Girls and Young Women Setting the Agenda to End Early Child Marriage' Campaign Launch - 27 August 2021

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The Young Feminists Movement (Y-Fem) Namibia Trust is launching a campaign called Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Setting the Agenda to End Child Marriage in Namibia. Join the Y-Fem Namibia Trust for the campaign launch on Friday, 27 August 2021 from 11:00 to 15:00. The event can be attended in person at the Ministry of Gender Community Hall (next to NamPost) in Opuwo or virtually via Zoom.

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IPS Webinar 3 - Navigating Digitalisation in Africa: Impact on Political Engagement and Participation - 30 August 2021

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This month the 1st Southern African Cohort of the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) will be tackling digitalization and the realities that many face on the African continent. With the digital divide being the backdrop of most of the continent, it is important to confront the challenges whilst embracing the innovative space that is digitalisation whilst nurturing youth engagement and participation.

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WLC - INVITATION: Media Conference on the Kavango Basin Oil and Gas Exploration by ReconAfrica - 18 August 2021

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Join the Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) Namibia for a Media Conference on the Kavango Basin Oil and Gas Exploration by ReconAfrica on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 10:00 at the House of Democracy (Next to Fuerstenhof Hotel).

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IPPR - INVITATION: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Policymaking Processes - 24 August 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) for a civil society stakeholder event on Mainstreaming Human Rights in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Policymaking Processes on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 from 10 am – 12:30 pmThe event will take place at the House of Democracy & ZOOM (A meeting link will be sent beforehand).

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ESJT - Launch of the Namibian Journal of Social Justice - 3 August 2021

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The virtual launch of the Namibian Journal of Social Justice will take place today, 3 August 2021, at 15h00.

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NID - Public Discussion Forum: Queer Youth Leading Born-Free Liberation Struggle - 4 August 2021

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Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) today, 4 August 2021, at 2:00 PM for a Public Discussion Forum on 'Queer Youth Leading Born-Free Liberation Struggle'.

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HSF - INVITATION - Virtual book launch: “Namibia 2021: Where-from and where-to” - 26 July 2021

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Join the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia and Prof. Dr Gerhard Tötemeyer for the virtual book launch of “Namibia 2021: Where-from and where-to” on Monday, 26 July 2021 from 10h00 AM to 12h00 PM. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion covering Namibia’s democratic development since independence.

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NID - Southern Africa Governance Challenges: Eswatini's Pro-Democracy Movement & South Africa's Civil Unrest - 21 July 2021

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Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) on 21 July 2021 at 2 pm for a Public Discussion on Southern Africa's governance challenges.

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MIT - AfCFTA Investment Protocol Stakeholder Meeting - 20 July 2021

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The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade (MIT) and SME development has scheduled a national stakeholder engagement meeting to share the objectives of the AfCFTA Investment Protocol on Tuesday, 20 July 2021 from 09:00 until 11:30.

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WLC - Webinar: Stop Oil Drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin - 15 July 2021

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'Stop Oil Drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin' webinar on 15 July 2021 at 3.30 pm (Namibian time).

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ISOC - INVITATION: Validating the protection of Women & Girls Under the draft (Personal) Data Protection Bill - 7 July 2021

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INVITATION: 

Validating the protection of Women & Girls 
Under the draft (Personal) Data Protection Bill 

When: 7th July 2021 

Where: Online 

Time: 10:30 – 12h30 

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NID - PUBLIC DISCUSSION - Genocide Reparations: Humanity at the Centre - 7 July 2021

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Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) today, 7 July 2021 at 14h00 on their virtual Public Discussion on Genocide Reparations, where they place Human Dignity at the heart of the discussion.

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IPPR - INVITATION: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Policymaking Processes - 29 June 2021

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Invitation by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) to a civil society stakeholder virtual event on Mainstreaming Human Rights in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Policymaking Processes. The event will take place on ZOOM (A meeting link will be sent beforehand) on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 from 10 am – 12:30 pm.

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FLON - #LoveProtects: A Conversation with FLON - 23 June 2021

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A conversation with FLON on 23 June 2021 at 18:00 on COVID-19 vaccines, myths, disinformation and mental health. The event will be live-streamed on the Monica Geingos, The First Lady of Namibia <https://www.facebook.com/FirstLadyOfNamibia> Facebook page.

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INVITATION - IPS Webinar 2: Strengthening Community Engagement - 24 June 2021

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The International Parliamentary Stipendium (IPS) of the German Bundestag for Southern Africa Alumni would hereby like to invite you to the 2nd Webinar from their IPS Southern Africa Webinar Series taking place on Thursday, 24 June 2021.

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2021 UNDP Annual Meeting: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development - 22-24 June 2021

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UNDP will convene the 2021 Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development from 22 – 24 June. The meeting aims to promote an exchange between Member States, practitioners, UNDP and UN experts, Ministerial-level national counterparts, as well as representatives from think tanks, academia, and civil society, on the current development context in relation to rule of law, security, and human rights and how it has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KAS - Online Panel Discussion on the Reciprocity of the German-Namibia Relationship toward shaping a 4th Industrial Revolution - 17 June 2021

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Namibia / Angola office will have an online panel discussion on the Reciprocity of the German-Namibia Relationship toward shaping a 4th Industrial Revolution. The event will be hosted on Zoom on 17 June 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00. Contact Claudia Gossow, Programme Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. 

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NID - Invitation: Africa Youth Summit - 16 June 2021

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UPDATE: Due to the uptrend of COVID-19 cases, the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) has decided to cancel in-person attendance for the upcoming African Youth Summit and hold the summit virtually via Zoom on June 16th, 12:00-15:00.

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Namibia CSO and National Engagement - 3 & 4 June 2021

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The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, Positive Vibes Trust, Namibia Diverse Women's Association and Diversity Alliance of Namibia cordially invite members of civil society organisations, advocating for the human rights of sexual and gender diverse communities in Namibia, to a national engagement to dialogue on the current status of human rights and develop a national response agenda.

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ACCN - Strategic Consultation of the Church-Government on COVID19 VACCINES - 31 May 2021

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The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) invites you to join a Strategic Consultation of the Church-Government on COVID19 VACCINES.

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INVITATION - Launch of the Global Scorecard of Accountability  - 24 May 2021 

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COVID-related spending - how accountable has the Namibian government been? Find out how Namibia scored on Monday at 15h00 (Namibian time).  

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From Data to Policy Action: Tackling Gender-Based Discrimination in Social Institutions in Southern Africa - Virtual Grassroots Workshop  - 26 May 2021 

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The OECD Development Centre, in partnership with the African Development Bank Group and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, invites you to a virtual workshop with grassroots organisations working on gender equality and women’s rights in Southern Africa on 26 May 2021 at 10:00 am GMT+2 for an interactive policy discussion. 

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IPPR - Debunking Vaccination Myths: Q&A Session with Dr. Armid Azadeh - 26 May 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on May 26 at 16h00 as they debunk the myths around vaccinations and Covid-19. 

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The Kavango Oil and Gas Story: A presentation by Jan Arkert - 13 May 2021

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Join the Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) for their upcoming event on Thursday to know more about the situation of Okavango Delta and how that affects Namibians and citizens of the world.

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World Press Freedom Day 2021: Conference Programme - 29 April - 3 May

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PROGRAMME:  The 2021 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Global Conference is hosted by UNESCO and the Government of Namibia. It will take place on 29 April - 3 May in Windhoek, Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre. The event will be a physical and digital experience combining virtual and in-presence participation. 

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IPPR - Procurement Tracker Namibia: The PSEMAS conundrum - 5 May 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) next Wednesday - May 5 - for a look at what is happening with the government medical aid tender - the #PSEMAS Conundrum.

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NID - Public Discussion Forum: Social Justice and Equal Rights for All - 21 April 2021

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The Namibia Institute for Democracy's (NID's) next Public Discussion Forum addresses Social Justice and Equal Rights for All. This is in response to the ongoing movement demanding for equal family rights for members of the LGBTQI community. Please join NID for this discussion, whether you want to learn, voice your opinion or support.

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Press Conference: Equal Namibia Human Rights Coalition - 15 April 2021

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Namibian Human Rights groups report continuing human rights violations by Namibian government - Namibian children separated from family and denied citizenship.

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