Organizations providing GBV focused services

UNAIDS and Victims 2 Survivors has carried out a mapping of organizations in Windhoek that are providing GBV-focused services. The list is presented here in alphabetical order.

It should be noted that the organizations included in this list are considered to have a considerable focus on GBV, however, it cannot be guaranteed that all relevant organizations are included.

 

  1. Aids Care Trust
  2. Association For The Alternatives To Violence Project (AVP) Namibia
  3. Blue Cross Namibia
  4. Catholic Aids Action (CAA)
  5. C-Change
  6. Change Organisation
  7. Council Of Churches In Namibia
  8. Desert Soul
  9. Friendly Haven
  10. Interim Night Shelter
  11. Legal Assistance Centre (LAC)
  12. Lifeline/Childline
  13. Men & Women Network
  14. MISA- Media Institute of Southern Africa (Namibia)
  15. Move Namibia
  16. Namibia Red Cross Society
  17. Namrights
  18. Namibian Sex Workers Alliance (NAMSWA)
  19. Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA)
  20. Namibian Women’s Association (NAWA)
  21. Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN)
  22. Out-Right Namibia (ORN)
  23. Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO)
  24. Peace Centre
  25. Philippi Trust Namibia
  26. Project Hope
  27. Rights Not Rescue
  28. Scripture Union Namibia
  29. Tanidare Empowerment Centre
  30. The Urban Trust of Namibia (UTN)
  31. Victims 2 Survivors
  32. Women Action for Development (WAD)
  33. White Ribbon Campaign Namibia
  34. Youth Outreach on Right and Development (YORD)

 

AIDS CARE TRUST – Civil Society Organization
Description

Established in 1992, the organisation has 2 branches in Namibia in which both staff and volunteers receiving GBV sensitization training.

Main Services
  • Home-based care services
  • Psychological counseling service for survivors of GBV and support group for GBV survivors
  • Material support, income-generation, job creation – Health, medical support, first aid
  • Information and advice centre
  • Awareness-raising
  • Training
  • Referral
Target Group

Survivors of GBV (female, male, children) and policy making bodies.

Geographical Coverage

Khomas, Oshikoto, Omusati and Oshana.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. During their interventions within the communities, discussions and talks are emphasising the linkages between GBV and HIV.

Contact Details

AIDS Care Trust
1005 Ondoto Street, Okuriangava
P.O. Box 8170, Bachbracht
Tel: 061-259590
Fax: 061-218673


ASSOCIATION FOR THE ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP) NAMIBIA – NGO
Description

AVP was initially introduced to Namibia in 2006 and administered by PEACE-Centre. AVP Namibia was registered in 2010/11 as an independent organisation and seeks to show alternative ways of dealing with potentially violent situation to peacefully transform challenging situations. Therefore all volunteers, working also as AVP facilitators are sensitized on various forms of violence, including GBV.

Main Services
  • Conferences/workshops
  • Awareness-raising
  • Training

Because the association is newly founded in Namibia, the following services are expected to be provided in future but are not implemented yet:

  • Psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV
  • Counselling for child survivors
  • Support group for GBV survivors
Target Group

AVP is working with various types of offenders in prison, but is also planning to cover a broader variety of other target groups in the future (youth, male- support groups, refugees, LGTBI groups)

Geographical Coverage

Locally located – Windhoek for the establishment, but regional workshops are possible. Some of the AVP Facilitators are based in other regions such as Rundu and Keetmanshoop.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. During workshops participants are asked to choose their own topic that will be deepened during the course of the workshop. This includes discussions of how the chosen topic is contributing to the increase of violence and what alternatives exist. Gender-based Violence is very often part of AVP-Workshop discussions, and HIV/AIDS is also touched on.

Contact Details

Association for the Alternatives to Violence Project
PO Box 26526, Windhoek
Secretariat: avp.namibia@gmail.com
Training coordination: avpntraining@gmail.com
Fax: 088-636770
Web: avpinternational.org

Contact person
Chairperson: Helen Vale
081-2839097


BLUE CROSS NAMIBIA – Faith-Based Organization
Description

Established in 2008, Blue Cross Namibia is a non-profit organization registered with the Ministry of Trade. Blue Cross Namibia organizes prevention and awareness programmes at schools and in the community to encourage young people and the general public to live their lives free from drugs and alcohol, to provide an alternative to drugs and alcohol abuse. It is the mission of Blue Cross Namibia to reduce the consumption of alcohol, drugs and other related addictions by active involvement of communities through programmes on prevention, treatment, care and support. Blue Cross Namibia is the Namibian branch of the International Blue Cross which is a worldwide health development organisation dedicated to caring for people harmed by alcohol and/or illicit drugs.

Main Services
  • Information services
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Awareness-raisning
Target Group

Policy making bodies and perpetrators of GBV

Geographical Coverage

International

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Blue Cross works with Drug and Alcohol Addicts in relation to GBV. Prevention programmes explain how substance abuse causes people to indulge in many risky behaviours resulting in HIV and AIDS and how GBV will affect the family.

Contact Details

Blue Cross Namibia
1 Ara Street, Dorado Valley
Windhoek
Tel: 061-400473


CATHOLIC AIDS ACTION (CAA) – Faith-Based Organisation
Description

Established in 1998, the organisation has 9 branches in 10 regions and focuses on providing protection and care for people living with HIV and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC).

Main Services
  • Care and support for people living with HIV and OVC – Home-based care
  • Information services
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Awareness-raising
Target Group

People living with HIV and OVC

Geographical Coverage

Caprivi, Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Kavango, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Omusati and Oshana

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

No. However, through interactions between volunteers and HIV clients (using the family cantered approach) CAA refers victims of GBV to the Women and Child Protection Units churches, social workers and local leaders where applicable.

Contact Details

Catholic AIDS Action
12 Adler Street
Windhoek West,
Windhoek P O Box 159,
Windhoek
Tel: 061-276350
Fax: 061-276364
Mail: info@caa.org.na
Web: http://www.caa.org.na

Contact person
Godwin Chisenga: Executive Director
Tel: 061-276356
Cell: 081-1299532
Mail: godwin@caa.org.na


C-CHANGE – NGO
Description

C-Change provides technical assistance provided on behavioural change communication. They train the Health Extension workers, and as part of that training (currently in the northern regions), Health Extension workers are taught to identify GBV and refer to social workers. C-Change also helps link the Health Extension workers with trainings on gender and culture so they can develop self-awareness.

Main Services
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
Target Group

Health extension workers

Contact Details

Contact person
Dr Stephanie v.d. Wart
10 von Eckenbrecher Street Klein-Windhoek,
Windhoek
Cell: 0811246252


CHANGE ORGANISATION – NGO
Description

Established in 2001, this rehabilitation program for ex-prisoners seeks to empower and support ex- prisoners to facilitate their return to society. The staff members do not receive GBV sensitization training.

Main Services
  • Income-generation and job creation
  • Information services
  • Training
  • Referral
Target Group

Male and female ex-offenders

Geographical Coverage

National coverage but Windhoek-based

Contact Details

Change Organisation (Formerly known as Criminal Return to Society – CRIS)
20 Wecke Street
Tal Terrace Bldg. Unit 6 & 10
Windhoek West, Windhoek
Tel: 061-229885


COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN NAMIBIA – Faith-Based Organization
Description

Established in 1978, this umbrella organization consisting of all major churches in Namibia provides further opportunities for the various church denominations to come together to share their experience and make joint statements on matter of common interest. The pastors receive some GBV sensitization training through the seminaries.

Main Services
  • Psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV
  • Counselling for child survivors
  • Consultancy and Advocacy
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Lobbying
  • Awareness-raising campaign
  • Training
  • Information services
Target Group

Survivors of GBV and specific programmes for the sex workers

Geographical Coverage

Local coverage in the 13 Regions due to the 18 churches members (which represents 90 per cent of the population)

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. Through marital counselling, the issues of HIV testing and the linkages between HIV and GBV are raised.

Contact Details

Council of Churches in Namibia
8521 Abraham Mashego Street, Katutura
P.O. Box 41, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: 061-374050
Mail: info@ccnnamibia.org
Web: http://www.ccnnamibia.org

Contact person
Reverand Dr. Tshapakaisha-Kapolo (Coordinator of the Unit Faith, Justice and Society)


DESERT SOUL – NGO
Description

Desert Soul’s mission is to encourage healthy choices by children and adults on critical issues such as HIV/ AIDS through communication that promotes social and behaviour change.

Desert Soul’s role is to provide world-class health communication through multi-media, community mobilization and advocacy.

Main Services
  • Awareness raising
  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
Target Group

Women and girls subject to GBV, community and traditional leaders, community members

Geographical Coverage

Khomas (Khomasdal, Havana and Okahandja Park) and Zambezi (Kabbe, Katima Urban and Rural Constituencies) regions

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes.

Contact Details

Desert Soul Health and Development Communication
2128 Independence Avenue,
Katutura (Red Cross Offices)
Tel: +264 61 387450
Fax: +264309763
E-mail: info@desertsoul.org
Web: http://www.desertsoul.org

Contact person
Celia Kaunatjike (Executive Director)
Cell: +264811294427
E-mail: Celia@deserthdc.com


FRIENDLY HAVEN – Civil Society Organization
Description

Established in 1996, this shelter is a project of the Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action (ESDA). Friendly Haven provides safe housing to women and their children in Windhoek. All staff members receive GBV sensitization training.

Main Services
  • Refuge / Shelter
  • Psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV
  • Lobbying
  • Awareness-raising campaign
  • Training
  • Information services
Target Group

Female and children survivors of GBV

Geographical Coverage

Local coverage – Windhoek

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. They take into account the HIV status of clients and ensure their well being through ensuring adherence to ARV treatment as well as providing nutritional meals. They also provide assistance to survivors to access ARV.

Contact Details

Friendly Haven Khomasdal,
WINDHOEK PO BOX 10081
Cell: 081-1243010
Mail: esda@iway.na

Contact person
Jacky Hoff (Director)


INTERIM NIGHT SHELTER – Governmental Organisation
Description

The shelter run by Ms Mbaukua welcomes the child victims of GBV, street kids or any OVC and provides counselling as well as daily help (school support, food,) but no specific GBV training is provided to the workers of the shelter.

Main Services
  • Refuge shelter for children
  • Counselling for child survivors
Target Group

Child survivors of GBV

Geographical Coverage

Locally situated in Katutura

Contact Details

Interim Night Shelter
Safari Street, Grysblock,
Windhoek
Tel: 061-212962

Contact person
Ms Mbaukua


LEGAL ASSISTANCE CENTRE (LAC) – NGO
Description

Established in 1989, this law firm’s main objective is to protect the human rights of all Namibians through a multi-functional approach. All the staff members are trained by GRAP.

Main Services
  • Legal information for GBV survivors
  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Awareness campaign
  • Training
  • Research
  • Information services
Target Group

Female survivors of GBV, male survivors of GBV, child survivors of domestic violence, policy making bodies and service providers

Geographical Coverage

National

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. Through information support

Contact Details

Legal Assistance Centre
PO Box 604
4 Marien Ngouabi Street
Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: 061-223356
Fax: 061-234953
Mail: info@lac.org.na
Web: http://www.lac.org.na


LIFELINE/CHILDLINE – Community-Based Organisation
Description

Established in 1980, this child protection organization has 5 branches in Namibia and aims at building emotional resilience and skills development for all Namibians in a changing social environment. All the counsellors receive sensitisation to GBV Training.

Main Services
  • Psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV
  • Counselling for child survivors
  • Consultancy and Advocacy
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Lobbying
  • Training
Target Group

Female/Male, youth, children, adults, victims, perpetrators and all those affected.

Geographical Coverage

Regional: Kavango (Rundu), Hardap (Rehoboth), Khomas, North Central (Ondangwa & Oshikango)

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. Through counselling, IPC sessions, HIV support groups and gender, behavioural change trainings and workshops discussing cultural and social norms and the linkages between GBV&HIV.

Contact Details

LifeLine/ChildLine
45 Bismarck Street
Windhoek
Tel: 061-226 889
Fax: 061-226 894
Email: info@lifeline.org.na
Web: namibie.chisites.org

Contact person
Simone Hakid (Gender and Child Protection Program Manager)
Brigit Rudd (Gender programmes Manager)
Email: Brigit.rudd@lifeline.org.na


MEN & WOMEN NETWORK – Community-Based Organization
Description

The aim of this CBO is to make Okahandja Park free from violence, for it to be a safe place by patrolling and working in collaboration with the police. It also involves the neighbourhood and community leaders.

Main Services
  • Legal support in the police station
  • Home-based care
  • Referral and reporting cases to the police
  • Emergency intervention in the neighbourhood
  • Patrolling with volunteers
  • Counselling
Target Group

Women and children

Geographical Coverage

Locally: Okahandja Park

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

No.

Contact Details

Men & Women Network
Julius Nyerer Street
Okahandja Park
Collaboration with NamPol

Contact person
Mr. Ndara
Cell: 081 43 49 487 or 081 30 38 178


MISA- MEDIA INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (NAMIBIA) -Civil Society Organisation
Description

MISA is a media institute, and as such does not do any service provision. Their work is related to GBV such that they try to use the media to raise awareness of the issue. For example, they are holding a media and information literacy retreat for youth with a focus on GBV. They recently health a youth retreat during which participants assisting in developing campaign messages for the upcoming 16 days campaign.

Main Services
  • Media sensitizing
  • Prevention
  • Awareness raising
  • Addressing harmful norms
Contact Details

Email: director@misanamibia.org.na
Tel: 061232975

Contact Person
Natasha Tibinyane


MOVE NAMIBIA – Civil Society Organisation
Description

Established in October 2012, this youth organization gathers young people to say no to GBV in Namibia. Based on social network mobilization (such as Facebook or Twitter), the organization has reached people all around Namibia. Move Namibia employs a social worker who is tasked to sensitize the members of the organization on GBV.

Main Services
  • Information services
  • Awareness-raising
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Referral
  • Conferences/workshops (in project)
Target Group

Survivors of GBV and policy making bodies.

Geographical Coverage

National coverage

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

No.

Contact Details

Move Namibia
Tel: 085-3286746
Mail: movenamibia@gmail.com
Web: movenamibia.webs.com

Contact Person
Nelao Hamunime
Mail: nelao.hamunime@za.ey.com


NAMIBIA RED CROSS SOCIETY – Community-Based Organization
Description

Namibia Red Cross Society provides humanitarian aid with a focus on health and care. Established in 1954 the Head Office is based in Windhoek.

Main Services

The main activities of the NRCS can be described as “gender-related services in the refugee camps”. In case of emergency the NRCS provide interventions such as:

Psychological counselling

  • Support group
  • Medical support
  • Training: the GBV component is integrated to the health or emergency trainings delivered to the volunteers and regional coordinators who deal with the emergency situation. No specific focus on GBV.
Target Group

Survivors of GBV, identified as mostly woman and children even if not specifically targeted, who are confronted with violence in refugee camps

Geographical Coverage

There are 8 regional offices in Khomas, Kunene, Caprivi, Kavango, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshikoto and Khorixas regions, with GBV officers in 3 regions: Omusati, Kavango and Caprivi.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. HIV is a cross cutting issue for all activities. Their beneficiaries or volunteers are mostly people living with HIV receiving home-based care. They provide GBV trainings which discuss link of GBV and HIV. NRCS also had HIV/AIDS awareness programmes.

Contact Details

Namibia Red Cross Society
2128 Independence Avenue (Shoprite)
Katutura
Web: http://www.redcross.org.na

Contact person
Kuniberth Shamathe
Tel: 061-413772
Mail: kuniberth.Shamathe@redcross.org.na


NAMRIGHTS – Civil Society Organisation
Description

Founded in 1989 by concerned citizens, the organization envisages a world free of human rights violations. Its mission is to stop human rights violations in Namibia and the rest of the world. The organization seeks to secure all human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially those enshrined in the Namibian Constitution and to promote democracy as well as cultural, social and political tolerance for all.

Main Services
  • Human rights monitoring and evaluation (including cultural, women, children rights)
  • Awareness-raising
  • Advocacy through shadow reports
Target Group

NamRights doesn’t have a specific target group. In the case of GBV, the rights of women and children are violated because they are the most vulnerable people. That’s why NamRight is mostly working with these groups.

Geographical Coverage

Nationally: 1 head office in Windhoek and 4 offices in the regions (Caprivi, Ohangwena, Oshana, Oshikoto) which report to the Khomas office.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. During the trainings and the workshop, the linkages between GBV and HIV are addressed.

Contact Details

NamRights
(Formerly known as National Society for Human Rights NSHR)
116 John Meinert St
Windhoek-West
P. O. Box 23592
Windhoek
Tel: 061-236183 or 061-253447
Fax: 061-234286
Mail: nshr@iafrica.com.na or nshr@nshr.org.na
Web: http://www.nshr.org.na

Contact person
Phil ya Nangoloh


NAMIBIAN SEX WORKERS ALLIANCE (NAMSWA) – CSO
Main Services
  • Empowerment
  • Universal health care system & Justice system – Partnership development
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy
  • Communication
  • Resource mobilization
Target Group

Sex workers and LGTBIQ

Geographical Coverage

In all 14 regions

Contact Details

Namibian Sex Workers Alliance (NAMSWA)
131 Johan Albrecht Street
Windhoek North, Windhoek

Contact person
Jeremia Morkel
Cell: 0814316719


NAMIBIA PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION (NAPPA) – NGO
Description

NAPPA was established in 1996 to complement the Government’s efforts in the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services to the people of Namibia. The organisation has 6 Clinics in Namibia where psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV as well as information and advice are provided. However, no specific training on GBV seems to be available for the medical workers.

Main Services
  • Psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV
  • Information services
  • Support group for GBV survivors
  • Health /medical support/first aid
Target Group

Female survivors of GBV

Geographical Coverage

Regional coverage: Khomas, Erongo, Caprivi, Omusati, Ohangwena, Karas

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

All services of NAPPA are linked through the integration of SRH services with HIV, all clients who come for HIV are screened for GBV. If they are GBV victims they are counselled and referred to Women and Child Protection Unit for further counselling and other necessary interventions. All GBV survivors are referred to HIV counselling and testing.

Contact Details

Namibia Planned Parenthood Association
P.O Box 10936
Khomasdal
Windhoek
Tel: 061-230250 or 061-230251
Mail: info@nappa.com.na
Web: www.nappa.com.na


NAMIBIAN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (NAWA) – Civil Society Organisation
Description

Established in 1979, the women’s rights NGO is involved in child protection. NAWA has several branches in Namibia but some of them are dormant this year. Therefore only one staff member was trained on GBV this year.

Main Services
  • Empowerment of children
  • Advocacy and lobbying
Target Group

All marginalised children

Geographical Coverage

National coverage

Contact Details

Namibian Women’s Association (NAWA)
John Knox Street
Maroela, Katutura, Windhoek
P.O. Box 3370
Tel: 061-262461
Fax: 061-213379
Mail: nagirlch@iway.na


NAMIBIA WOMEN’S HEAlTH NETWORk (NWHN) – Civil Society Organisation
Description

Established in 2008, this women’s right organization provides information, education and skill trainings to improve the health of Namibian women living with HIV and to empower them to become leaders. All staff members, interns and volunteers who will be with the organization on a long term basis receive GBV sensitization training.

Main Services
  • Psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV
  • Counselling for child survivors
  • Information services
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Support group for GBV survivors
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Awareness-raising
  • Training
  • Research
  • Referral
Target Group

Survivors of GBV (Female and Children) and policy making bodies

Geographical Coverage

Local actions and national coverage with the presence of a focal people in each 13 regions who report back to the main office based in Windhoek.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

NWHN is involved in carrying out workshops training and discussions where men and women discuss cultural and social norms and the linkages between GBV and HIV.

Contact Details

Namibia Women’s Health Network
22 Johanna Albrecht Street
Windhoek West
Tel: 061-220117
Fax: 061-232293
Mail: nwhn@criaasadc.org
Web: nwhn.wordpress.com


OUT-RIGHT NAMIBIA (ORN) – Civil-Society Organization
Description

This LGBTI, MSM and WSW human rights based organization was formed in 2010 by self identified LGBTI, MSM and WSW activists and got officially registered as a Trust. ORN advocates as the voice of LGBTI people to be heard in Namibia to address homophobia in Namibia. All programmes staff and the field staff that work in the regions received training on GBV.

Main Services
  • Psychological counselling service for survivors of GBV
  • Support group for GBV survivors
  • Advocacy
  • Conferences/workshops
  • Referral
  • Awareness-raising
Target Group

Female and male survivors of GBV

Geographical Coverage

Regional coverage: Khomas, Otjozondjupa, Karas, Kunene, Hardap, Erongo, Oshana and Oshikoto.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

ORN looks at how women and men in the communities construct their gender identities and roles, how they understand GBV, and what they believe about the links between gender relations and HIV risk. ORN carried out primary research and the key findings included the perception that although traditional gender roles were still very much in existence, shifts in gendered power relations are occurring. Developing effective HIV/AIDS interventions in these communities will require tackling the overlapping as well as divergent constructions of gender, gender violence and HIV.

Contact Details

Out-Right Namibia
131 Johann Albrecht Street
Windhoek North, Windhoek
Tel: 061-237329
Mail: outrightnamibia@gmail.com

Contact person
Natasha Tibinyane


OMBETJA YEHINGA ORGANISATION (OYO) – Civil Society Organisation
Description

Established in 2003, OYO is an information and advice centre in terms of GBV. All OYO staff employed before 2012 received training on GBV but the ones who joined in 2012 or 2013 still need to go through the training.

Main Services
  • Information services
  • Referral
  • Advocacy and lobbying
Target Group

Young people in and out of school as well as policy making bodies

Geographical Coverage

National coverage

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Through various activities the links between GBV and HIV are addressed. For example their DVD ‘Now that I can talk about it’ speaks directly about rape by a family member and the risk of HIV infection. Some dance pieces or theatre pieces with youth groups do the same. Some of the OYO magazine articles deal with the issue. When facilitating discussions around the DVD, magazine or shows, OYO tries and encourages their target audience to reflect on the link.

Contact Details

Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) Trust
PO Box 97217
Maerua Park
Windhoek
Tel: 061-254915
Mail: info@ombetja.org
Web: ombetja.org


PEACE CENTRE – Civil Society Organisation
Description

PEACE is an acronym for People’s Education, Assistance and Counselling for Empowerment. The PEACE Centre provides psychosocial counselling and tries to identify, through comprehensive needs assessments in affected communities, the ways in which it can develop already existing local knowledge and skills in the field of psychological interventions. This includes the provision of ongoing supervision after basic training has been completed. In this manner local communities can be empowered. All the counsellors are offering pro-bono services to the PEACE Centre to sensitize the staff members to GBV.

Main Services
  • Psychological counselling for survivors of GBV
  • Counselling for child survivors
  • Consultancy and Advocacy
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Awareness campaign
  • Training
  • Information services
Target Group

Female survivors of GBV, child survivors of domestic violence and policy making bodies

Geographical Coverage

Local, regional, national and international coverage. Windhoek based but PEACE Centre staff travels to carry out trainings, community awareness raising campaigns and group counselling sessions all around Namibia except in Omusati and Kunene regions due practical and financial issues.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

The linkages between GBV and HIV are addressed in awareness campaign and as part of the counselling.

Contact Details

PEACE Centre
26 Rhino Street
P.O. Box 50617
Bachbrecht, Windhoek
Tel: 061 2012345 / 061 371550
Fax: 061 371555.
Email: info@peace.org.na
Web: http://www.peace.org.na

Contact person
Dr. Hetty Rose-Junius (Director)
Mail: hetty@peace.org.na


PHILIPPI TRUST NAMIBIA – NGO
Description

The organization was established in Namibia in 1996 but registered as a Welfare Organisation in 1999.

The Philippi Trust Namibia has only one branch in Namibia although it is settled in different regions. It provides counselling and child protection services to GBV survivors. All staff members working with clients receive GBV sensitization training.

Main Services
  • Psychological counselling for survivors of GBV
  • Counselling for child survivors
  • Training
Target Group

Survivors of GBV

Geographical Coverage

Regional: Khomas, Otjozondjupa and Erongo

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Through counselling and referral to VCT facilities and ARV clinics

Contact Details

Philippi Trust Namibia
Erf 7693 Ara Street
Dorado Park, Windhoek
Tel: 061- 259291
Web: http://www.philippinamibia.com


PROJECT HOPE – NGO
Description

Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Started health care services and providing health education in Namibia in 2002.

Main Services
  • Parental and education training for households and communities caring for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as programmes providing economic strengthening opportunities
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Micro-credit loans for young women to prevent them from the engagement in sex work
  • Community based GBV Care, training curriculum on GBV and his impacts for OVC Caregivers.
  • In the near future there will be a new program available which aims to link community members with a need of help to appropriate services (GBV victims).
Target Group

Key populations

Geographical Coverage

Zambesi, Kavango East and West, Omusati, Oshana, Oshakati.

Contact Details

Project Hope
19 Bach Street
Windhoek West
PO Box 23079 Khomasdal
Tel: 061377850
Fax: 061377853

Contact person
Denise Moongo, Chief of Party
Cell: 081-4700540


RIGHTS NOT RESCUE – Civil Society Organisation
Description

Programmes targeting sex workers, with a specific focus on MSM, transgendered individuals, and lesbians

Main Services
  • Outreach to sex workers
  • Counselling and assessment to sex worker colleagues
  • Documenting any reports of GBV
  • Assesses documents through the SMS line through LAC
  • Referrals to health service providers
  • Lobby and advocacy
  • Counselling
  • Home based care
  • SMS line on abuse
Target Group

Sex workers and LGTBIQ

Geographical Coverage

Windhoek

Contact Details

131 Johan Albrecht Street
Windhoek North, Windhoek

Contact person
Mama Africa
Tel: 081 2068240
Email: naoxamub@yahoo.com


SCRIPTURE UNION NAMIBIA – Faith-Based Organisation
Description

Established in 1983, Scripture Union seeks to bring ‘God’s Good News’ to children, young people and families and help people of all ages to meet God through the Bible and prayer. Scripture Union places an emphasis on helping community members grow in Christian maturity.

Main Services
  • Trainings
  • Life-skills/camping ministry programmes
  • Bible Guides/Values Education
Target Group

Children and young people

Geographical Coverage

National coverage (present in 130 countries all over the world)

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Yes. Behaviour change discussion during camps and trainings during which linkages between GBV and HIV are addressed.

Contact Details

Scripture Union Namibia
P.O Box 20754
Ara Street, Dorado Park Windhoek
Tel: 061-240 541
Fax: 061-271 579
Mail: scriptureunion@iway.na
Web: http://www.sunamibia.org or http://su-international.org/


TANIDARE EMPOWERMENT CENTRE – Faith-based Organisation
Description

Established in 2002, this women’s rights NGO is working closely with the Tanidare Parish to support and empower the vulnerable members of the parish. Workshops, seminars and training have been held on the Married Persons Equality Act, the Combating of Domestic Violence and Rape Acts, the Children’s Status Bill, and HIV/Aids treatment and care. The staff members do not receive specific trainings on GBV.

Main Services
  • Information services
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Conferences/workshops
  • Income-generation and job creation
Target Group

Survivors of GBV and young people

Geographical Coverage

Local coverage

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

The Tanidare Empowerment Centre addresses the linkages between GBV and HIV through the facilitation of workshops.

Contact Details

Tenidare Empowerment Centre
2 Dagon Street
Katutura, Windhoek
Tel: 061-301820
Mail: tec@iway.na


THE URBAN TRUST OF NAMIBIA (UTN) – NGO
Description

Established in 1994, UTN focuses on enabling communities, business associations, groups and institutions to promote effective, efficient, democratic and developmental forms of urban governance. UTN is a non-profit organisation registered as a charitable trust. UTN’s programmes include advocacy on urban governance, policy development, and promotion of partnership, assistance in increasing accountability, research on policy issues and advisory services to groups and institutions in urban areas. UTN does not directly work with GBV. However, their safety program focuses on strategy and policy promotion on prevention of violence and crime broadly. The staff members do not receive specific trainings on GBV.

Main Services
  • Legal counselling for survivors of GBV
  • Conferences/workshops
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Training
  • Research
Target Group

Policy making bodies

Geographical Coverage

National coverage. Head office in Windhoek; regional office in the Northern Cape Region; satellite office in Tsumeb and there is soon one to come in Rehoboth.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

No.

Contact Details

The Urban Trust of Namibia (UTN)
3 Schönlein Street
Windhoek West
Private Bag 13291
Tel: 061-248708/10
Fax: 088-649126
Mail: urban@mweb.com.na

Contact person
Santos Joas (Executive Director)
Mail: utnjoas@mweb.com.na


VICTIMS 2 SURVIVORS – NGO
Description

Established in 2010, this NGO seeks to increase awareness on GBV. The staff members do not receive specific trainings on GBV.

Main Services
  • Legal counselling for survivors of GBV
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Lobbying
  • Advocacy
  • Training
  • Information services
Target Group

Female survivors of GBV, young people and policy-making bodies

Geographical Coverage

Windhoek-based.

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Through awareness campaigns.

Contact Details

Victims 2 Survivors
165 Independence Avenue
City Center, Windhoek

Contact person
Hem Matsi (President)
Mail: ladyhem@gmail.com


WOMEN ACTION FOR DEVELOPMENT (WAD) – NGO
Description

Women’s Action for Development (WAD) is a non- profit making, non-partisan NGO and has been operational in Namibia in 1994. It is a self-help organisation which follows a two-pronged program, namely the socio-economic and socio-political empowerment of rural women and men.

Main Services
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Conferences/workshops
  • Training
  • Research such as: interviews with perpetrators, cultural studies, women and violence
  • Referral
Target Group

Survivors of GBV (female, male, children)

Geographical Coverage

Head Office in Windhoek and trainings centre in 3 regions: Omusati, Hardap and Karas.

Contact Details

3rd Ruhr Street
Northern Industrial Area
PO Box 370
Windhoek
Tel: 061-227630
Fax: 061-400156
Web: http://www.wad.org.na

Contact person
Bennet Bhebhe
Mail: bennet@wad.org.na


WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN NAMIBIA – NGO
Description

Formed in 2003, the organisation seeks to mobilize men to prevent GBV. Only the director received training on GBV.

Main Services
  • Conferences/workshops
  • Awareness-raising
  • Training
  • Research
  • Information services
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Sensitization to men and Boys
  • Involvement of Men and Boys in violence Prevention and Maternal Health & Reproductive Health and care
Target Group

Men and boys and perpetrators of GBV

Geographical Coverage

National coverage

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

Through education, discussions and actions.

Contact Details

White Ribbon Campaign Namibia Foundation
Etegameno Centre
Okuryangava, Katutura, Windhoek
P.O.Box .7005, Khomasdal
Cell: 081-2921195
Mail: wrcnamibia@gmail.com or simakumba@yahoo. com


YOUTH OUTREACH ON RIGHT AND DEVELOPMENT (YORD) – Community-Based Organization
Description

YORD is a NGO that is working with young survivors of GBV. The services provided include education, awareness raising, and referrals for health and social services. They are currently connected to the PLHIV support groups, and many referrals come from members. Once young people are identified who may be experiencing GBV, they are counselled individually.

Main Services
  • Dramas on the links between GBV and HIV at the hostel grounds for pregnant women and at the regional hospital, thus attempting to educate on GBV awareness and healthy relationships.
  • Training/capacity building on HIV and GBV as well as SRHR in Windhoek.
Target Group

Youth, both male and female from the age of 16-35

Geographical Coverage

The organization is relatively new, and serves Khomas and Ohangwena regions

Addressing the linkages between GBV and HIV

In Ohangwena, the project links HIV and GBV and tries to educate young people about healthy relationships, contraceptive use, and condom negotiation. In this region, no one is really serving youth survivors, so contacts with school principals in villages gives access to an underserved populations.

Contact Details

Kwella Court
Eros, Windhoek
Mail: Yordnamibia@gmail.com

Contact person
Justina Shilongo
Tel: 0812117907

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