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ACHPR 69: Periodic Review of the Republic of Namibia

Despite Namibia taking several progressive measures to promote and protect human rights, the country continues to enforce repressive laws that infringe on the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, commercial sex workers and other vulnerable groups.

Namibia: Step up responses to discrimination and violence suffered by LGBTQ communities

LGBTQ communities in Namibia and those defending their rights remain targeted, suffering various forms of discrimination, stigmatisation and violence. It is time for the Namibian government to take action and decriminalise same-sex sexual relations, revise laws discriminating against, and take measures to address violence in, LGBT communities.

Human rights defender’s profile: Linda RM Baumann from Namibia

“We carry out the universal responsibility to insure that all people are protected” affirms Linda RM Baumann in her interview with ISHR. Linda is a strategic coordinator for Namibia’s Diverse Women Association (NDWA) and she advocates for LBT’s women rights.

Defender profile: Jacobus Witbooi, human rights defender from Namibia

Jacobus Witbooi is a human rights defender from Namibia working on the rights of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGBTI) people. He just completed ISHR Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme. We spoke with him about his work at the Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (PAI).