Dear readers.
Pub Date: 03/01/2008
Publication: Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126
Issue: Date: March, 2008 Source Volume: 20 Source Issue: 1
Accession Number: 180939881
Full Text: Meet our youngest volunteer, Leonarda, who has efficiently helped us to put a copy of our new Educational Supplement for teachers and other educators into each of the 2000 Sister Namibia magazines that get sent out to school libraries across the country.


Contact us if you would also like to receive copies of the Educational Supplement: it contains ideas for using various stories from the magazine for reading comprehension, critical thinking, group discussion and creative expression.

In this issue of Sister Namibia, we have a strong focus on children's rights. Our profile story features Khin-Sandi Lwin, the former UNICEF Representative in Namibia. You can also read about Namibia's first ever national conference on child labour which was held in January 2008. In Building the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe, you'll learn about a grassroots movement that is empowering thirty thousand young women across Zimbabwe, so that they may grow up to be strong women leaders. We also share the stories of Karolina Pieters of Maltahohe and Elizabeth Hilger of Rundu, who are among the many women making a difference in the lives of the orphans and vulnerable children in our communities.



Sister Namibia is a feminist women's rights organisation that works towards a society liberated from patriarchal domination in which all people have equal rights and opportunities and live in peace, prosperity and dignity.

Our mission is to empower girls and women in our struggle for gender equity and equality through media work, capacity building, research, documentation, networking and collective action.

Our goals are:

* to increase awareness among women of the ways in which political, social, cultural, legal and economic systems of power control and oppress girls and women

* to oppose and challenge sexism, racism, homophobia and other discourses and practices that divide and oppress people

* to promote the full recognition and protection of the human rights of all girls and women

* to promote women's participation in good governance based on gender justice.

Sister Namibia's work is sponsored by HIVOS, the Heinrich Boll Foundation, OSISA and Oxfam Canada.
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