Welcome to Sister Namibia’s Website
Sister Namibia is a feminist and women’s rights organisation located in Windhoek, Namibia. Since our establishment in 1989 we have been a constant voice for women and women’s equality throughout the lifespan of independent Namibia.
“Today is the 25th of March, Orange Day. Since 2012, the 25th of every month is a day of remembrance of and action against violence against women and girls, in line with the UN Women campaign.“
Read more about Orange Day in Sister Namibia’s latest blog post by Sonja Wiencke, a Sister Namibia Intern.
Take a look at photos from our workshops!
Our latest magazine is now online!
Sister’s December 2014 magazine is dedicated to women of note. “When we focus on the glass that’s half empty we don’t see the good fathers, caring husbands, protective male friends, women who excel in all areas, graduations, births, economic growth, scientific discovers, carbon-dioxide breathing trees, self-cleansing oceans, successful migrating animals and all the other things that will fill us with euphoria.” Happy reading!
Congrats to Women in Parliament!
Sister Namibia would like to congratulate Hon. Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa for making it on the President Elect’s nomination list as well as all the women on party lists who will be going to the National Assembly, come March 21, 2015.
As an organisation committed to the upliftment of women’s equality and building the feminist movement in Namibia, we find it empowering to see women being entrusted in making decisions on a national platform.
We wish you success in carrying out your national duties. May you make your fellow sisters and the nation as a whole proud.
The Sister Namibia Team
Take a look at some articles from our September 2014 issue! Read about the effect of Islam on Girls’ education in The Threat of Girls’ Education: How Should We Respond to the Attack on Girls’ Education?, the consequences of pregnancy on continuing education in First Year Students Pregnant, the importance of taking initiative in your own education and community in ICTs: Doorway to Leadership and Namibia Needs You.
Learn about gender equality in these articles from June 2014:
Laws and policies have been put in place that promote gender equality, as well as the advancement of women, yet if these laws and policies are not enforced then they are useless. Male involvement and engagement with gender equality issues remains critical in order to bring about change.
Read articles from Sister Namibia magazine from March 2014
These articles feature multiple perspectives on gender-based violence and activism surrounding GBV. “Statistics show a global escalation in GBV. It is thus not only a pandemic we in Namibia face. It is also not limited to the poor, uneducated or substance abusers.” It is important for us to work together in both local and global communities to combat the growing problem of GBV.
In this edition of Sister Namibia we take a look at the various types and power of Education. A well-rounded education is important not only for one’s personal development but gives birth to a nation of critical and creative thinkers. Enjoy!