- Of women in the political and security decision making
- Of women in peace and security structures
-Of civil society in peace and security structures
- Of conflict and all forms of violence against women and girls
- Of impunity for SGBV
- Of SGBV prevention through policy programming and implementation
- Of women and children in conflict situations
- Of women and children against SGBV
4.-Relief and Recovery:
- Women’s participation in relief and recovery efforts
- Gender sensitive relief and recovery efforts.
Namibia was colonized by Germany (1904-1915) and South Africa (1919-1990), gaining independence in 1990. Post the democratisation of South Africa, traditional threats to Namibia’s security declined substantially. After independence it has had to primarily deal with the spill-over of the Angolancivil war, and in 1998 it deployed troops in support of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), alongside Angola and Zimbabwe.
One of the NAP’s priorities is to ensure the participation of civil society in peace and security. For this reason, from the beginning civil society has been involved,by making it a stakeholder in the processes for the development and implemention of the NAP.
Women in Peacekeeping:
Namibia is amongst the countries with the highest levels of women representation in the security sector in the SADC region. In the year 2017, Namibia achieved female representation at 23% in Defence, 38% in Police Force and 44% in Correctional Services. However, at the management level these numbers drop to 14% in the Namibian Defence Force and 21% in the Namibian Police Force. Finally, Namibia still needs to improve in the deployment ofwomen in peace support operations. Peacekeepers deployed in 2020, 21%% are women and 79% are men.
UN Peacekeeping Statistics:
Police: 5 out of 27
Experts: 1 out of 4
StaffOfficers: 2 out of 7