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Public Calls for Urgent Action Against GBV

With the recent murder of Letichia du Plessis a teacher from Rehoboth, the nation is once again calling on Government and Law Enforcement Agencies to step up the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. Some members of the public say that the Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL) is not reacting fast enough when cases of abuse are reported. “We have had experiences , and the people that deal with this on a daily basis have had experiences, where one of the partners would rush to the police made a case and come the next morning, the case is withdrawn, simply because they have maybe mend their relationship in between, then when the worst happens the Police is blamed for not having acted, ” said NAMPOL’s Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi.

Spotlight News speaks to Jacky Hoff Friendly Haven Shelter Manager who is assisting women, and children who have been victim to violence and Mr. Carven Izaks, Founder of the Fatherhood Foundation, that is training, coaching and mentoring males from as young as 13years and older about the principals of manhood and many more.

99FM’s Maggie Forcelledo speaks to NAMPOL’s Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, Jacky Hoff Friendly Haven Shelter Manager and Mr. Carven Izaks Founder of the Fatherhood Foundation.

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