September 30, 2017, 6:26pm


by John Walenga

The Namibian Constitution (1992, Article 10) provides for formal equality before the law for men and women and outlaws discrimination by gender.

However, the Constitution goes further and qualifies Article 10 with Article 23(2), which empowers parliament to enact legislation that leads to the “advancement of persons within Namibia who have been socially, economically or educationally disadvantaged by past discriminatory laws or practices, or for the implementation of policies and programmes aimed at redressing social, economic or educational imbalances in the Namibian society arising out of past discriminatory laws or practices, or for achieving a balanced structuring of the public service, the police force, the defence force, and the prison service.”


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