Namibia is fully committed to gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba said at the launch of the International Women’s Peace Centre in Windhoek on Saturday. The Namibia press agency reports that Mbumba noted that women contributed greatly to the African and global peace initiatives and activism by Namibian women was indispensable to the rich history of resistance and liberation, as it marked an epoch of many fearless women freedom fighters who left their indelible mark on Namibia’s history. He said as societies grapple with complex security issues and challenges, the role of women within the peace processes and security nexus has become ever more paramount.