Can we, therefore, stop looking at the MGECW
as the only custodian and please start making demands and asking the important questions to all the other ministries as well, so that we can finally see the action we need to tackle GBV?
If a foster parent dies, or if a foster parent and foster child do not get on well, or if any other problem arises, the MGECW should be informed as soon as possible so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Please contact the MGECW office nearest to you for assistance regarding these grants.
Furthermore, in partnership with UNICEF, MGECW
developed a police curriculum on gender-based violence, including trafficking.
Would our women and children not experience greater security had MGECW
instead received this proportion of the budget?
provided social workers to assist police in counseling victims of violent crimes, including human trafficking; however, officials noted that social workers and other first responders remain unaware of trafficking indicators.
In solidarity with the MGECW
, Sister Namibia holds that the MGECW
has one of the strongest cases to make for an increased budget.
provided social workers to assist police in counseling victims of violent crimes, including trafficking; 12 trafficking victims received this care during the reporting period.
These include the identification of the MGECW
as the lead agency responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Gender Policy: the establishment of a National Permanent Gender Task Force at regional and national level to oversee implementation.
Fewer WACPU and MGECW
officials received training to identify victims of trafficking in the reporting period than in previous years.
There are social workers in various government ministries, but assisting survivors of abuse is a responsibility of MGECW
social workers particularly.
Though the Women and Child Protection Unit of the police and the MGECW
's gender liaison officers attended a half-day workshop on trafficking during the reporting period, government officials did not identify any trafficking cases.