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Press Statement: Joint Namibian Civil Society Organisations Statement Condemning the Homophobic Statement Issued by the SWAPO Party Youth League


Joint statement by concerned Namibian human rights defenders and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) condemning the harmful and homophobic statement issued by the SWAPO Party Youth League (SPYL) on 19 May 2021.

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



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 


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


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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It is against the backdrop of the Namibia Equal Rights Movement's (NERM) pursuit of justice before the law, that they invite members of the public and media to welcome Paula and Maya to their homeland - the Republic of Namibia - FRIDAY, May 21st, 2021 at the Hosea Kutako International Airport at 5:30 PM. This may be a celebration of our fundamental human right to “Found A Family” [Article 14]. 

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Regain Trust - PRESS RELEASE: Launch of the Amplified Project - 21 May 2021


Regain Trust will be launching a project titled "Amplified: Enhancing the Participation of CSOs in the Life Skills, Education Sector".

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) - 17 May 2021


17 May 2021 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). IDAHOBIT was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. Here's what some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have to say on IDAHOBIT 2021:

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Namibian Sun: Civil society, politicians can coexist - Engelbrecht - 14 May 2021


Namibian Sun: Civil Society Information Centre [Namibia (CIVIC +264)] coordinator Carola Engelbrecht says civil society still has a role to play when it comes to fostering a participatory democracy culture in Namibia.

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Opinion Article - Okavango, Oil Drilling, and the Tragedy of Africa - 12 May 2021


According to an article by Nnimmo Bassey on Common Dreams, it is not too late for the governments of Namibia and Botswana to halt the race for an asset that is bound to get stranded as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. The quest for profit in a predatory economic system has made it possible for humans to willfully ignore extractivist crimes unfolding in broad daylight. 

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Invitation - Dialogue: Meeting of the Members of the Civil Society Organisations Initiative for Stolen Assets Recovery in Southern Africa (CSO-ISARSA) - 13 May 2021


The Civil Society Organisations Initiative for Stolen Assets Recovery in Southern Africa (CSO-ISARSA) was set up by some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that attended the UNODC workshop on Fast-tracking UNCAC Implementation held in Livingstone, Zambia from the 13th to the 18th of October 2019. A virtual Dialogue: Meeting of the Members of the Civil Society Organisations Initiative for Stolen Assets Recovery in Southern Africa (CSO-ISARSA) on May 13, 2021.

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