About Us

The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MGEPESW) is established to create and promote sustainable socio-economic development opportunities for the attainment of gender equality and well-being of children. This Ministry is further required to ensure gender equality and equitable socio-economic development of women and men and the wellbeing of children.

High Level Statements

A caring and inclusive society where all Namibians enjoy a dignified life.

To create, promote an enabling environment and equal opportunities for sustainable socio-economic development for the wellbeing of targeted groups.

To ensure gender equality, poverty eradication and socio-economic development of targeted groups.


  • Integrity - Being honest and ensuring systems and procedures are rules compliant
  • Teamwork - Working together for the common good
  • Empathy - Bringing humanity to our work
  • Inclusivity -  We strive for excellence and understand that our diversity strengthens us
  • Professionalism - To achieve high quality performance that exceeds standards
  • Accountability - Taking responsibility for our actions
  • Accessibility - Always making ourselves available to meet customers' expectations
Pillars and Strategic Objectives

PILLAR 1: Gender Equality and Related Human Rights Advocacy

SO1: Ensure gender equality, equity and the empowerment of women, girls, boys, marginalized communities and people with disabilities.
SO2: Advocate and promote the related human rights for women, girls, boys, marginalized communities and people with disabilities.

PILLAR 2: Accelerate Socio-Economic Development and Integration of women, girls and boys, marginalized communities and persons with disabilities.

SO3: Strengthen and expand social protection.
SO4: Mobilise communities towards socio-economic empowerment.
SO5: Improve care and protection for children’s wellbeing.

PILLAR 3: Stakeholder Coordination

SO6: Ensure stakeholder communication and coordination.

PILLAR 4: Institutional Excellence

SO7: Develop Integrated Management Information Systems.
SO8: Enhance an enabling environment for high performance culture and service delivery.
SO9: Ensure effective policy and legislative frameworks.

Our Social Media Platforms

MGECW Facebook Page                                                          MGECW Twitter Page

Minister: Hon. Doreen Sioka


Deputy Minister: Hon. Bernadette Jagger

Deputy Minister: Hon. Royal /Ui/o/oo 

Deputy Minister: Hon. Alexia Manombe-Ncube

Acting Executive Director: Manasse N. Mbingeneeko