The streets appear deserted, but this changes when a vehicle appears. Boys in their teens and a few scantily dressed girls, some who don't even look 14, emerge from the shadows. One of the boys approaches the vehicle, bends towards the window and observes the occupants.
Throughout the years, professionals have worked hard to define the root influences of teen pregnancy. Some of those factors include:. Peer Pressure: Many teenage females admit to having sexual intercourse in response to their boyfriend's desire for it.
The Government of Namibia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, therefore Namibia remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by signing the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill; prosecuting more traffickers; identifying more trafficking victims the majority of whom were victims of forced labor; and referring some victims to care in a partially government-funded NGO shelter.
Learners attending a teenage pregnancy workshop have called on the education authorities to consider the introduction of single sex schools as an effective way to reduce teenage pregnancies and so called peer pressure among learners. Speaking on the sidelines of the workshop, Nekwaya said the environment girls face is much more sexualised today than it was in their parents' days. According to her, adolescent girls who become pregnant are more likely to believe in sexual stereotypes of how girls and boys are supposed to behave.
The Government, in recognition of recent achievements in the HIV response and potential challenges still associated with the epidemic in the country, has also employed various mechanisms and resources to further mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS. Inthe Government revised its treatment guidelines in line with the WHO recommendations and piloted the Treat-All initiative in the country, improving retention, adherence and viral suppression. Antiretroviral therapy ART is now recommended to be initiated regardless of CD4 count for people who are living with HIV with active tuberculosis TBpeople with both HIV and hepatitis B virus infection, HIV-positive partners in serodiscordant relationships, pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under fifteen years old.
Talking about sexuality has never been easy in most Namibians cultures and it seems that most parents feel uncomfortable and embarrassed to talk openly with their children about sexuality. They do not participate in the sexuality education of their children, because they believe they are unable to provide quality and adequate sexuality information due to their lack of knowledge about human sexuality or their perceived inability to explain what they do know. The ultimate purpose of this study was to develop, describe, implement and evaluate an educational programme to empower rural parents to participate in the sexuality education of their children.
Contraceptive choice and use of methods among young women in Namibia. The present study analyses the factors affecting contraceptive use and method choice among young women years in Namibia. It also explores ways to improve the accessibility of health facilities and family planning services for young Namibian women with reproductive health needs.
Prostitution in Namibia is legal    and a highly prevalent common practice. Human trafficking child prostitution  and HIV  are problems in the country. Prostitution takes place all over the country, particularly in border areas, transport corridors, Walvis Bay and the capital Windhoek. Most prostitutes in Namibia meet their clients either on the street or in bars.
This is according to this week's NSX dividends register. TRADE minister Tjekero Tweya has urged Turkish business people to invest in Namibia's areas of development, as the two countries strengthen trade with each other. MORE than 46 teenagers fell pregnant in - about girls every day - in Namibia, a United Nations report revealed this week.