Hon. Doreen Sioka
Hon. Doreen Sioka serves as the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare and is member of the National Assembly of Namibia since 1994 for the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), and a member of the Cabinet since 2005.
After independence of Namibia in 1989 Hon. Doreen Sioka held several political roles in SWAPO's Women's Council. She was elected to Parliament in 1994, and to SWAPO Central Committee in 1997. In 2005, Hon. Doreen Sioka was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the 4th National Assembly.
After the 2009 general election Hon. Doreen Sioka was appointed Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, and in a Cabinet reshuffle in December 2012, following the fifth SWAPO congress, her portfolio as Minister was changed to that of Labour and Social Welfare, replacing Immanuel Ngatjizeko.
Besides her degrees earned during her time of exile she also completed two correspondence courses, and earned a High Diploma and Certificate in Defence and Security from Cambridge Tutorial College and a Diploma in Business Administration from Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA).
- 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
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