Violence against women, a social disease

The National Art Gallery in partnership with Victims 2 Survivors, UNAIDS and UNDP will host a national exhibition titled “Unite to end Gender-based Violence (GBV)” from 28 June to 02 August at the gallery’s premises in Windhoek.
The exhibition seeks to raise public awareness on the severity of gender violence and ignite action to prevent and end all forms of gender violence. In Namibia, violence is a serious issue with women being disproportionately affected. In fact, one out of three Namibian women experienced or will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime. More than 20% of all violent crime occurs within the context of domestic relationships, and nine out ten victims of domestic violence are women.
The objective of the exhibition is to create awareness of this widespread human rights abuse in Namibia, and to mobilize individuals and communities to join forces in addressing this ugly pandemic.