Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality

Pro-abortion voices gather traction

Martin Endjala Members of the public feel that women should be given the right to decide on their reproductive health. This sentiment was expressed during the public hearing of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs in the Zambezi Region collecting information on the public perception regarding abortion. The National Council parliamentary committee hearings are led by the deputy chairperson of the house, Amilia Amupwa. The standing committee is carrying out its last regional outreach on the consultative dialogues on the matter of whether to legalize abortion or to amend the current Act 2 of…
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Abortion debate goes regional

Tujoromajo Kasuto THE Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development & Family Affairs, is conducting regional public hearings on the three petitions received by the National Assembly with regard to the legalisation and non-legalisation of abortion in Namibia as well as the call to liberalise or reform the current Abortion and Sterilization Act of 1975. The scheduled hearings will be taking place in the regions of Omaheke and Erongo from tomorrow, Friday, 12 November, to Sunday, 14 November, 2021. Walvis Bay comes tomorrow, National Assembly Spokesperson, David Nahongandja informs. Between 2018 and 2020, 124 women faced five years in…
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