Women’s rights and combating violence

Curbing gender-based violence and strengthening women and children in informal districts

Association François Xavier Bagnoud Namibia Projet soutenu en 2022 - Programme Lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et aux filles


In the informal districts on the outskirts of the capital Windhoek (Namibia), the acceptance of violence, especially domestic violence, is a widespread phenomenon. These peri-urban neighborhoods are home to farming families from the north and south of the country who have migrated in search of a better income. Although there are many laws and initiatives against violence at the national level, they do not reach the people in these neighborhoods.

The François Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) non-profit organization is conducting a project to address these gaps in knowledge and action in informal communities. Built in a holistic way, the project aims at strengthening the knowledge on gender-based violence of the populations of 3 informal settlements (2 in the North of the capital and 1 in the South), accompanying women victims of violence, and raising awareness in the communities and among men.

300women and children surviving domestic violence
2500men and boys involved in the prevention of violence and the protection of women and girls

The association

FXB International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been fighting against extreme poverty for over 30 years. Children’s rights are at the heart of FXB’s actions, and each of its programs is a response to the concrete implementation – in the daily lives of children – of their rights as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted on November 20, 1989.

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