The most recent Afrobarometer survey shows that a majority of Namibians believe that violence against women and girls is common in their homes and communities. While more than half believe that men are never justified in physically disciplining their wives, the survey reveals that about four in 10 say this can be justified at least some of the time. And while most Namibians see gender-based violence as a criminal matter that requires the involvement of law enforcement agencies to resolve, about one in four say it is a private matter that needs to be handled within the family.
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