Namibia wins 2017 African Gender Award

Namibia wins 2017 African Gender Award

President Hage Geingob says without effective governance architecture, policy implementation would not have an impact, including those promoting equality.
Geingob said this when he accepted the 2017 African Gender Award in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday.
Namibia was recognised for its legal and policy frameworks aimed to promote women’s rights by Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) steering committee.
Beating countries five countries, including Ivory Coast, to clinch the award, the country has seen an increase in women in decision making positions following the ruling party’s adoption of 50/50 gender representation.
President Geingob said this was further reflected on the recent elections of top Swapo Party positions.
Namibia will be expected to share best practices with other countries and the Head of State as the recipient is expected to become a champion on gender issues together with Rwandese President Paul Kagame.