The article discusses efforts to combat gender-based violence in Namibia. Particular focus is given to the relationship between legislation and social transformation. Details on parliamentary debates surrounding the Namibian Combating Rape Act of 2000 are presented. It is suggested that regressive gender roles in Namibian society have diminished the law's ability to address gender-based violence. Other topics include marital rape, the Namibian war for independence, and women resistance fighters.
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