Violence Against Children
Establishing integrated child protection services
Namibia has high HIV prevalence and
around 30% of the new infections are among young people, mainly young women.
Social and gender inequalities contribute to the devastating impact of HIV in
the country and increase the vulnerability of children. Many children are
reported to be exposed to violence, abuse and exploitation. One in five
reported cases of domestic violence involves minors and the percentage of young
children who are rape victims is much higher.
• Conduct assessment of existing child protection systems and identify barriers to integrated service delivery
• Develop Standard Operation Procedures to strengthen child protection systems
• Develop foster care standards, guidelines and procedures
• Establish shelters in all regions
• Establish and maintain toll free Child Help lines with referral mechanisms
• Train relevant service providers including communities and Woman and Child Protection Units
• Strengthen child protection information system, including data collection and management