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Multi-Media Campaign on Gender and Power Relations - Statement of the Problem

Statement of the Problem

Although the country made tremendous strides in the first ten years after independence to fill the gap of gender inequality, of recent Namibia has witness a drop in progress to its efforts to achieving gender equity, most especially in governance, both in public as well as private institutions. Right from highest public institutions to the household level, the daily lives of women have been relegated into inferiority status as a result of societal constructs. Women are traditionally disadvantaged as their access to productive assets and employment opportunities is less secured. Generally, there is income inequality between women and men in Namibia as shown by the levels of Gini - coefficient figure which is higher for men (.64) than for women at (58), suggesting that, there is an economic gap between men and women in Namibia.