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Child Protection and Social Protection

4th Session of the Children's Parliament, 2013

The Fourth Session of the Children’s Parliament of the Republic of Namibia was led by the Speaker, Ms Sandré Botma, and deputised by Mr. Shaandre Finnies. The session was held in the National Assembly Chambers in Windhoek from 6-10 May 2013, under the theme “Ensuring that the voices of tomorrow’s leaders are heard”.


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MHAI Operational Framework for 2012-2013

The Framework is intended to convey the mandate and available resources of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI). Its critical role towards meeting the national development goals defined in the Millennium Development Goals and Vision 2030, and the short-term (2012-2013) capacity requirements and interventions required to meet these goals.

 


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A Rapid Overview of Birth Registration Systems in Namibia: Taking Stock, 2012

Namibia has demonstrated tremendous results over the last four years in scaling up registration services, with 21 fully functional registration facilities in hospitals registering children at birth, and 13 regional offices and 26 sub-regional offices registering births. Between 2008 and 2011 we saw more than a doubling of registration rates (56%).


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Children in Namibian Newspapers. 2011

Reporting on children in the media is of paramount importance around the world, hence Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and UNICEF embarked on this project to monitor representation of children in Namibian newspapers. 


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Assessment Report on Barriers to Birth Registration: Khomas and Omaheke Region. Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Namibia, 2010

The purpose of this assessment is to identify barriers to birth registration in the Khomas region and Omaheke region, and propose the next steps toward reaching universal birth registration in Namibia. 


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The Effectiveness of Child Welfare Grants in Namibia. Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Vol 1. 2010

This qualitative study on the effectiveness of the child welfare grants represents an additional assessment that was commissioned to determine the extent to which the receipt of grants by orphans and vulnerable children is facilitating access to critical services and make suggestions as to how grant administration can be improved.


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The Effectiveness of Child Welfare Grants in Namibia. Study Findings and Technical Notes. 2010

This report is a more technical and detailed accompaniment to the shorter volume which contains a synthesis of the research findings and recommendations. More specifically, this report is a reference document that provides a comprehensive presentation of the qualitative data derived from the study.


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Child Care and Protection Bill, Namibia. Revised Final Draft: June 2010
The key definition is the definition of a child as a person under the age of 18 years, which follows the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and international practice in almost every country in the world. Further discussion on the recommendation to set the age of majority at 18 is included in the bill under provision 235.
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What Are Children's Rights? 2009

“Rights” are things every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Almost every country, including Namibia, has agreed to these rights. All the rights are connected to each other, and all are important. 


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Namibia's women and girls: Reaping the benefits of Gender Equality? A Supplement to the UNICEF State of the World’s Children 2007

The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) 2007: Women and Children, the Double Dividend of Gender Equality reports on the theme that gender equality and the well-being of children go hand in hand.


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Report of the 2005 Take Control National Youth Consultation

With the support of UNICEF’s Adolescent HIV Prevention Programme (AHPP) the Take Control Namibian HIV & AIDS media campaign has for almost six years produced a multitude of materials which aim to help young Namibians to make healthy choices in the face of HIV & AIDS. This report sums up the results of these five days of discussion, evaluation and creative work.


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Responding to Namibia’s OVC Crisis 2005

Namibia faces a serious crisis in its rapidly growing population of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Government has recognised that it is vital to reinforce the coping capacities of communities and government services and accordingly developed policy, institutional and financial frameworks addressing the OVC crisis. 


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