Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality and Family Affairs says people who are convicted of gender-based violence offences should be denied parole

WINDHOEK: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality and Family Affairs says people who are convicted of gender-based violence offences should be denied parole.

The chairperson of the Standing Committee, Alexia Manombe-Ncube said during a media briefing here yesterday that it is necessary to amend laws not only in respect of providing stiffer sentences, but also to tighten the requirements for bail in cases of GBV.

She added that the committee appreciates the national day of prayer initiated by President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

This was observed countrywide last Thursday, and saw people turn up in their thousands.

The MP said this shows the commitment and interest the society at large has in curbing gender-based violence.

Manombe-Ncube further urged the Ministry of Education to ensure that the curricula of schools include aspects of educating the youth on GBV, as well as to introduce programmes on anger management.

SOURCE: NAMPA