Two-thousand cases related to domestic violence, alcohol abuse reported in five months

11 Nov 2018 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 11 NOV (NAMPA) – Some 2 000 cases related to domestic violence and alcohol abuse were reported to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) countrywide between June and October 2018.
This was announced by Patron of the #BreakFree Anti-Violence campaign, Retired Major-General of NamPol, James Tjivikua at the campaign’s second violence walk and breakfast meeting here Saturday.
He said these cases include 21 of assault, 989 common assault, two attempted rape, 459 GBH or intent to cause grievous bodily harm, 11 crimen injuria, 113 of malicious damage to property, 398 rape and six statutory rape cases.
“Violence in Namibia, including gender-based violence, is rife and impacts all of us,” Tjivikua said.
Children and women remain at high risk of violent crimes in their homes.
Tjivikua also commended the #BreakFree movement for receiving the 2018 World Without AIDS Award hosted by the German AIDS Foundation and German Opera House in Berlin, Germany recently.
The success of the campaign has been recognised in the international arena through First Lady Monica Geingos, who focuses on initiatives to engage young people on HIV and other challenges they face.