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Namibian Lesbian Festival 2022

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The Namibian Lesbian Festival 2022 brought together 35 young lesbians from six regions of Namibia for a week of sisterhood and solidarity, which included healing sessions, discussions on feminist movement building, and creating music, dance and poetry performances on the themes of Love, Autonomy and Freedom for the public event held at Brewers Market Theatre in Windhoek on 18 November, with an enthusiastic audience of 150 people supporting the show.

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Launch of San parents’ guide

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Eveliina Anteroinen of the Embassy of Finland launched the booklet: "Becoming the parents our children need! A guide for San parents and caregivers" in the presence of Hon. Royal J.K. /Ui/o/oo, Deputy Minister for Marginalised Communities in the Presidency and Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, as well as members of the public and San community leaders from six communities across Namibia. 

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Project Launch: Reducing family violence in San communities

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On Thursday 7th April 2022, the Women’s Leadership Centre in partnership with the Embassy of Finland launched the new WLC project titled Reducing Family Violence in San Communities, which is being implemented by Community Leaders in six San communities in Namibia: Omega 1, Mu’ciku, Ndama, Tsintsabis, Drimiopsis and Skoonheid. During the week the Community Leaders received training on forms and types of family violence; the impact of family violence on people’s the lives; the causes, attitudes, behaviours and cultural norms that are driving family violence in San communities; conflict resolution skills; and strengthening cultural pride as a protective factor against violence.

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Voices of the Indigenous San Women, Speaking Up for Ourselves!

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The WLC Community facilitators hosted and facilitated 7 meetings in 7 villages each with the San girls, San women and the community over the past two months on imagining a better world, culture, heritage and on MOVING FROM LATERAL VIOLENCE TO LATERAL LOVING AND KINDNESS. We thank everyone in Drimiopsis, Omega 1, Mutjiku, Tsinsabis, Ndama, Corridor 17 and Witvlei who took part in this important process, the community facilitators whose leadership is fiercely developing and our partners Olof Palme International Center for making it possible to bring change to the lives of the indigenous communities in Namibia.

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