It has been 22 years since independence; over this time I have grown from a child to an adult, I have become a mother, a teacher and living a Namibian dream. However, one significant crisis disrupting my dream is the increasing number of cases of ‘passion’ killings of women.
Every time I look at my son, every time I look at my learners, my heart sinks as I ask myself: “What are the end results of a generation that is bred by an environment full of violence towards the weaker gender and the society that tolerates such violence?”
My conscience is killing me as I feel I have a responsibility to voice my thoughts on such alarming social issues, with the hope that I can influence a change in our beloved land of the brave.
I strongly believe most of my fellow Namibians are in the same shoes as me since their families or they themselves are potential victims or perpetrators of the violence which continues to plague our society.
As an individual I say no! It is not part of life; I challenge each and every Namibian citizen from all walks of life to stand up and do what they can do in their personal capacity, no matter how little.
Ndinelago Ndagwedhapo Uushona
Combretum Against Abuse Club, Windhoek