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Women's Leadership Centre Projects

Building Women’s Rights Leadership among San Women

The WLC started this programme in 2012 with indigenous Khwe young women living in north-east Namibia, educating them on their rights as women and as indigenous people, as well as strengthening their voice, visibility, creative expression and leadership.

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Lesbian women claiming rights

Advocacy for the promotion and protection of lesbian women's human rights forms part of all our projects within the Women's Leadership Centre, as well as our efforts toward building an inclusive feminist movement in Namibia.

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Women Claiming Citizenship

This campaign provides a platform for poor women and other marginalised women to engage political parties contesting local and national elections through public forums. In 1999 we produced an advocacy brochure in collaboration with other women's and civil society organisations, and trained women from across Namibia in using this as an educational and advocacy tool in their communities to hold political parties accountable to women and mobilise women to participate in the elections.

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Women’s Voices Project

This has been the core project of the Women's Leadership Centre since 2004. Through national and local Women's Rights and Writing Workshops, many women and young women have learnt about their human rights and related these to their own lives through reflection and discussion.

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Caprivi for Women’s Rights

Though this project the Women's Leadership Centre has trained women in Caprivi Region on their human rights and provided them with research skills in order to interrogate their cultures on issues of gender inequality, violence against women and practices that expose women, young women and girls to the risk of HIV and Aids.

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