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PROJECTS: COALITION ON RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND

NAMIBIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS APRIL 2012 Windhoek Namibia

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HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: COALITION ON RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

Research: conducted in the Nationwide KAP Baseline Survey on Alcohol and Drug Use in Namibia, published in 2002, by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS). The three main factors creating the problem: - the ENVIRONMENT that motivates drinking; - the availability of SUBSTANCES and the PERSONS consuming alcohol and personal circumstances
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IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?

Yes. The problem of alcohol abuse is linked to many SOCIAL, ECONOMIC and HEALTH problems: domestic violence, Crime, Road accidents due to drunken driving, Chronic health implications A driver of the HIV epidemic Financial impacts
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HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: COALTION ON RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

Women support women is an active member of the COALITION ON RESPONSIBLE DRINKING (CORD) Stand Up Against Alcohol Misuse campaign (Neighbourhood assemblies, empowerment sessions and awareness parades) Support in form of food, hospital and home visits, as well as referral for counselling and rehabilitation to Social Workers of MOHSS
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WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE PROJECT?


PROJECTS: COALITION ON RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

Continuous

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WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
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The key targets are women and children, however, men are involved equally in all awareness campaigns and assemblies.

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PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT


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Partnerships were established between the Women Support Women group and CORD, MOHSS as well as TADA.

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RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


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Financial resources: An opportunity for income generating projects and a referral system was developed. Human Resources: Coordination among partners, CORD members equipped with knowledge and skills Community participation in every event.

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CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?

CORD March (2010 and 2011) Joined CORD and TADA in income generating projects i.e. card making, etc Regular film showing (2x per month) in the locations focusing on Family First outreach campaigns Speaking in national and international commemoration events
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MONITORING AND EVALUATION


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Staying in touch with the target groups making use of target group questionnaires. Pre-assessments and Post-assessments help to evaluate progress.

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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


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Awareness for responsible drinking was established Alcohol consumption was reduced.

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)


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Outreach Campaigns

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IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS) continue

That people are aware of the of abuse of alcohol Article 20-25 on Gender based violence is Challenges. We need to half violence by 2015 deadline of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This target is well implemented at the town. The big marcg we had with about hundreds of people is a testimony.
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SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


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Organized women sub-CORD groups like literacy promoters, Red Cross volunteers and other are operating in the neighbouring farms outside Outjo and tried to implement similar activities held in the town. Furthermore, government ,ministries and NGOs are mainstreaming alcohol issues in their programmes.

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LESSONS LEARNED

Local ordinances on alcohol regulation is not tight, therefore intensive advocacy on the liquor act has to be applied Shebeens are sprouting in the area, therefore a petition for shebeen closure after 12h00 was started Limited resources for outreach, therefore sources for funds for outreach campaigns had to be established
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ANY QUESTIONS?

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