The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare is established to create and promote sustainable socio-economic development opportunities for the attainment of gender equality and well-being of children.

This Ministry is further required to ensure gender equality and equitable socio-economic development of women and men and the wellbeing of children.

MANDATE

To ensure gender equality and equitable socio-economic development of women and men and the wellbeing of children. 

VISION

A Namibia grounded on gender equality, care and protection of children.

MISSION

To create and promote sustainable socio-economic development opportunities for the attainment of gender equality and well-being of children.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Promote gender mainstreaming in national development procsses and engender the national budget.
  • Co-ordinate the development, review, implementation of social development policies.
  • Enhance the capacity of communities to identify, plan, and implement sustainable socio-economic activities.
  • Promote the generation of sex disaffregated data to guide interventions.
  • Enhance collaboration and partnership with the stakeholders for sustainable development
  • Promote care and protection of children through development of legislation, policies and guideline in child protection sector
  • Guide strategic planning and coordinate programs for children including early childhood development.
  • Support capacity strengthening and supervision of staff members at regional and constituency level
  • Adhere to obligatory reporting on international conventions on children
  • Monitor compliance with the Minimum Standards for Residential Child Care Facilities.
  • Conduct Social inquiry and submit reports to courts.
  • Promote and coordinate volunteerism and volunteer services

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Notice Board Notice Board

  • Day of the Namibian Child
    28 Sep 2018
  • Launch of 16 Days of Activism Agains GBV
    25 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
  • International Human Rights Day/Namibia Women's Day
    10 Dec 2018
  • International Women's Day
    08 Mar 2019
  • Day of the African Child
    16 June 2019
  • World day against Trafficking in Persons
    30 July 2019