GOBABIS: A series of events pertaining to child pornography and indecent exposure on the premises of a high school in the Omaheke Region has sent shockwaves amongst the education fraternity in the region.
A 13-year-old girl was left traumatised and had to go for psychological treatment after she was forcibly undressed, had her legs spread apart and her private parts fondled by her fellow school hostel mates.
The Grade Eight learner, whose name is known but withheld to protect her identity, was then forced to model stark naked for her attackers while still pictures of her naked frame was being captured.
The incident occurred at the Wennie du Plessis School hostel over a week ago.
All perpetrators in the matter were girls.
WINDHOEK; A birth certificate should not serve as a ticket for children in Namibia to go to school or visit a clinic, United Nations’ (UN) special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Magdalena Sepúlveda says.
Speaking during a media conference yesterday at the end of her first fact-finding mission to Namibia, Sepúlveda said government must ensure that the lack of a birth certificate is not an impediment to accessing basic public services such as education and health.
She said every child in the country, including those born to foreign parents, must have access to basic public services without discrimination of any kind.
Referring to the Birth, Marriage and Death Registration Act of 1963, Sepúlveda also called on Government to review the outdated and inadequate law on birth registrations.
The Act consolidates the laws relating to the registration of births, marriages and deaths.