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Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs

Mandate

Functions of the Committee are to:

  1. consider any matter it deems relevant with regard to the O/M/As served, and all SOEs and Parastatals responsible for the categories of affairs which shall inter alias and may for that purpose consult and liaise with the relevant Institutions.
  2. Monitor, enquire into, and make recommendations to the Assembly on matters related to the provision of health and social services in Namibia.
  3. Monitor, enquire into, and make recommendations to the Assembly on matters related to the poverty eradication
  4. Address gender issues across party lines and promote gender equality to improve the status of women in Namibia
  5. Ensure that all legislation passed by the National Assembly embody the principle of equality between men and women
  6. Review all Bills and Acts that discriminate against women and children
  7. Monitor, enquire into and make recommendations to the National Assembly on matters that may affect the provision of affordable, sustainable and quality health services to Namibians
  8. Ensure that measures are instituted to counter major health risks, especially HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, etc.
  9. Ensure that the Government promotes and maintains a sustainable social welfare system for its citizens
  10. scrutinise and review the implementation of Bills and Acts that discriminate and negatively impact on the lives of women and children
  11. facilitate the implementation of recommendations reached at international fora on HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes, poverty reduction strategies and social development programmes such as gender equality, children's rights and family values.
  12. Perform such other functions, tasks, and duties relating to Parliamentary supervision of such O/M/As or SOEs and Parastatals as may be prescribed by the Assembly or in terms of an Act of Parliament.

O/M/A Served

  • Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare
  • Ministry of Health and Social Services
  • Ministry of Poverty Eradication
  • Office of the Vice President: Disability Affairs

Clerks

Name
Tel
Fax
Email
Ms. Maria Mombola
 
Ms. Frankhilde Endjala
 
Mr. Andreas Shivute
 
Ms. Dorothy Alawi
+ 264 61 288 2609
 
+ 264 61 288 2106
 
+ 264 61 288 2533
 
+ 264 61 288 2375
+ 264 61 224 327
 
+ 264 61 224 327
 
+ 264 61 224 327
 
+ 264 61 224 327
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# Name Party Email Phone Position
1 Katamelo, Phillipus Wido SWAPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Chairperson: Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development & Family Affairs
2 Nuyoma-Amupewa, Emilia I. SWAPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +26461 288 2519 Deputy Chairperson: Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development & Family Affairs
3 Kavetuna Juliet SWAPO Member of Parliament
4 Shixwameni Ignatius APP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. + 264 61 288 9111 Member of Parliament: Party Leader
5 Witbooi, Lucia SWAPO Member of Parliament
6 Kasuto, Gotthard SWAPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Member of Parliament: SWAPO Party Assistant Whip
7 Kandjimi, Johana SWAPO Member of Parliament
8 Sikerete, Annakletha Mpande SWAPO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Member of Parliament
9 Shaningwa, Sophia SWAPO Minister: Urban and Rural Development
10 Goagoses, Natalia Appointed By President Member of Parliament
11 Kauandenge, Josef NUDO Member of Parliament
12 Elago, Maria SWAPO Member of Parliament: National Assembly
13 Katjingisua, Nono SWAPO Member of Parliament: National Assembly
14 Dinyando-Nyambe, Bertha SWAPO Member of Parliament: National Assembly
15 Tjiveze, Herlinde RP Member of Parliament: National Assembly
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