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Child Protection and Social Protection

4th Session of de 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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What Are Children's Rights?

“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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Children in Namibian Newspapers

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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Child Care And Protection Bill
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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A Rapid Overview of Birth Registration Systems in Namibia: Taking Stock

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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