Namibia Decriminalises Baby Dumping, But Abortion Still Illegal
The landmark decision will allow mothers to leave their unwanted newborn babies at places of safety without the risk of prosecution, the government says. However, the same government is unlikely to legalise abortion anytime soon, despite calls made due to increased cases of baby dumping and illegal abortions.
Police attend to a case of baby dumping (file photo).
Namibian, 3 December 2018
When Charmaine, a 22-year-old woman arrived at the social work department accompanied by her boyfriend (Sam), he wanted her to terminate her pregnancy. Read more »
New Era, 7 November 2018
A 41- year-old woman suspected of having aborted her unborn baby last month has been arrested in Havana informal settlement. Read more »
Southern Africa: SADC NGOs Call for Safe & Legal Abortion
Gender Links, 27 September 2018
On 28 September, International Day of Safe Abortion, organisations across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will join hands to demand safe abortion for women as… Read more »
Namibian, 29 January 2018
A WOMAN was charged with murder for allegedly aborting a pregnancy of nine months at Walvis Bay on Saturday. Read more »
New Era, 27 July 2018
First Lady Monica Geingos on Wednesday told the international AIDS conference in Amsterdam that there is a huge disparity between the country's legal framework on women and the… Read more »
New Era, 24 May 2018
The Education Sector Policy for the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy Policy has once again come under the spotlight by drawing criticism from community members who… Read more »