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Members

For more than 40 years, LifeLine/ChildLine has been working in Namibia to protect children from all forms of violence, neglect and sexual exploitation. LifeLine/ChildLine operates a National Counselling Centre in Windhoek, which handles phone, SMS and online counselling services for the whole of Namibia. This includes face-to-face counselling services in Windhoek, voluntary testing, and counselling in three regions, as well as counselling training. LifeLine/ChildLine also complements its counselling services with community-based activities to promote social behaviour change and child protection.

LifeLine/ChildLine

Contact: Nicolette Bessinger
Phone: (+264) 61 22 6889
Address: P O BOX 5477, Auspannplatz, Windhoek, 9000, Namibia
Email: info@lifeline.org.na
Website: http://www.lifelinechildline.org.na

Indicators

Age of Consent

Partial

Age of sexual consent is 16 years with a close-in-age exemption of three years.

DH Legal Analysis Namibia, 2020

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

No extraterritorial jurisdiction is provided for SEC related offences.

Extradition requires a minimum gravity of one year of imprisonment as well as double criminality. Additionally, the requesting state must submit evidence that proves a prima facie case against the accused for the extradition to be accepted.

DH Legal Analysis Namibia, 2020

CSAM Definition

No

The national legislation does not provide a specific definition of CSAM.

DH Legal Analysis Namibia, 2020

Background Check Required

Partial

There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks. However the persons included in the sex offender registry may be barred from holding certain positions involving or facilitating contact with children. Such persons may not be allowed to act as alternative caregivers, foster parents or provide child welfare and protection services, or run or manage or assist in institutions for children.

DH Legal Analysis Namibia, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

Namibia has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Namibia has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the AU Convention on Cyber Security.

Namibia has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

DH Legal Analysis Namibia, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Not Yet Assessed

Public SEC Case Data

No

Data is only available for cases of rape. No information was found on whether this data is clearly disaggregated, made available periodically and whether it contains data on offenders and on compensation sought by victims.

DH Desk-based Research Namibia, 2020

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