Namises calls on President Geingob to declare a state of emergency over GBV

Namises calls on President Geingob to declare a state of emergency over GBV

Veteran human rights activist Rosa Namises has called on President Hage Geingob to declare a state of emergency over the "ever increasing killing of Namibian women".
Speaking at Mobile Telecommunications' (MTC) initiative to curb gender-based violence (GBV), the MTC Knock Out Project, Namises said Namibia has laws in place to arrest the status quo of the increasing statistics of women losing their lives to men for no reason.
"There is no justification at all for any man to kill a women, or in fact any one to take the life of another. The President has the power as head of state to address this situation," a vissibly emotional Namises said.
The social activist added that Namibia has laws and resources to fight the violence but that there is little effort from those in power to implement the existing laws.
The MTC Knock Out Project staged a boxing event where Namibian businessmen and celebrities duked it out in the ring in a bid to raise awareness to stop the scourge of violence against women and children.
Both the Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Chief Inspector Sebastian Ndeindunga and Chief of the Windhoek City Police, Abraham Kanime attended the event.