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Sister Namibia had the pleasure to help host the International Women’s Day conference at the Safari Hotel. This important conference included panelists and discussions about how women’s issues intersect with the media, youth empowerment, health, and more. The director of Sister Namibia, Vida de Voss, had the honor of speaking at the conference, pictured below.
Sister Namibia also created a space for conference attendees to stand up and pledge for parity!
Sister Namibia was proud to take part in the March for Africa in Windhoek today!
We joined a great number of people who committed their (working hour) morning to this peaceful demonstration against xenophobia. Together we marched from the Independence Memorial Museum up to the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa in Klein Windhoek, where we delivered a petition and an open letter to Pres. Jacob Zuma and all fellow Africans.
Sister Namibia underlines the message of today’s march: We want everyone to be able to live in peace, free from fear of being harmed. What happened in South Africa this past week is a cruel attack on all that we value: peace, unity, solidarity and the respect of diversity. We were happy to see so many people from Windhoek and around the world take a stand to hold up our values, chanting “One Africa, one nation” and “we want peace”.
In light of the recent violent attacks taking place in South Africa, a group of Namibians will participate in a peaceful march on the 28th of April 2015 in the capital city – Windhoek. The March will take place from 09:00 to 11:00 on Tuesday next week and will start from the Independence Memorial Museum next to the Parliament Gardens, through to Robert Mugabe Avenue onto Sam Nujoma Drive and then following to Nelson Mandela Avenue. The ongoing violent Xenophobic attacks in South Africa is busy threatening the peace, stability and unity of Africa. Please make sure to join the team in marching against these brutal attacks to show your solidarity. Dress up in African Attire and please come and show your support!
About one year ago, more than 200 young female students were abducted from the Government Girl’s Secondary School Chibok in Nigeria by armed men suspected to be Bokoharam Islamist terrorists. A year further, the girls are still missing. It is important that media organizations ensure that the issue receives the required publicity necessary to move the Nigerian government in bringing back our girls.
In line with the SADC Council of NGOs, Sister Namibia condemns the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Every time a xenophobic attack breaks out in South Africa, the reason behind it is that foreigners take up their jobs. This is a rather weak excuse as these foreigners create their own job opportunities and are not employed by the SA government. This people saw business opportunities and invested in them. That is not taking away bread from South Africans. People are slaughtered, burned and stoned to death in a brutal and barbaric way by the same Africans who were assisted by other African countries during the long and hard liberation struggle against the colonial government. There is no justification for ending someone’s life just because they saw a business opportunity and grabbed it before anyone else did. The brutal killings of Africans by their fellow Africans is shocking to say the least as it was the same Africans who assisted each other in gaining independence from the colonial. There are a high number of South Africans residing and working in other African countries as well, but this brutality is not seen in other African countries so far. Nevertheless, the South African xenophobic attacks are slowly spilling over to other neighbouring countries.
Africans should unite and say no to Xenophobia. We want a United States of Africa, how can this become a reality if fellow Africans murder other Africans because of jobs?