Directorate of Gender Equality Directorate of Gender Equality

Gender Equality refers to equal rights, opportunities and conditions for women and men to realize their full human rights, to contribute to, and to benefit from economic, social, cultural and political development. Gender equality is therefore the equal valuing by society of the similarities and differences of women and men and the roles they play. It is associated with women and men being full partners in their homes, community and society.


  • Ensure gender equality and equity


  • Mainstream a gender perspective into new and existing policies, programs, action plans and budgets across all sectors
  • Mainstream a gender perspective  into new and existing national legislations in all sectors
  • Promote and coordinate the implementation of the National Gender Policy and its plans of action
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the National Gender policy, national, regional, and international legal instruments and provide periodic reports
  • Delete: mainstream gender issues in all sectors
  • Add: Coordinate gender responsive research for evidence based responses
  • Advocate for and mobilize financial and human resources and develop gender mainstreaming skills in all sectors for the implementation of gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes


Director: Email: Tel: +264 61 2833204

Gender Mainstreaming and Family Development 
Deputy Director: Email: Tel: +264 61 2833119

Research and Legislation
Deputy Director: Email: Tel: +264 61 2833114

Notice Board Notice Board


  • Day of the African Child
    16 June 2020
  • World day against Trafficking in Persons
    30 July 2020
  • Day of the Namibian Child
    28 Sep 2020
  • 16 Days of Activism Agains GBV
    25 Nov 2020
  • International Human Rights Day/Namibia Women's Day
    10 Dec 2020
  • Safer Internet Day
    11 Feb 2021
  • International Women's Day
  • 08 Mar 2021