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Title: An analysis of the strategies used to communicate human rights to women in the informal settlement of Greenwell Matongo in Windhoek
Authors: Tjiramanga, Alexandra
Newaka, I M
Keywords: Women’s rights
Namibia
Human rights
informal settlements
Ministry of Gender, equality and Child welfare
Communication
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: Namibia University of Science & Technology, Faculty of Human Sciences
Citation: Tjiramanga, A. & Newaka, I. M. (2017). An analysis of the strategies used to communicate human rights to women in the informal settlement of Greenwell Matongo in Windhoek. NAWA Journal of Language & Communication, 11(1).
Abstract: This paper examines the communication of human rights by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare to women. It presents the communication channels used and assesses the women's knowledge and awareness level of human rights in the community of the informal settlement Greenwell Matongo in Windhoek, Namibia. Namibia's statistics regarding violation of women in Africa are high. Therefore, the violation of human rights of women in marginalised areas has become a major concern. We argue that it is important for every woman to know their basic human rights regardless of where they live and their level of formal education. As such, it is important that the most appropriate media of communication be engaged in order to disseminate the messages effectively to its intended audience. The study posits that relevant communication channels and information are vital in addressing and subsequently combating violation of human rights. This necessitates the need to educate the victims about where to go and what action to take should one be violated. Finally, this study advocates the best approaches to communicate issues on human rights to the most marginalised in an effort to reach and educate every citizen.
Description: Lecturer published article
URI: http://ir.nust.na/jspui/handle/10628/701
ISSN: 1993-3835
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