Johanna Wilkie (Namibia)


Johanna Wilkie

Johanna Wilkie (Breaking the Wall of Silence in Windhoek): Johanna lived and worked in Rome, Italy for two years teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). After her return to hometown of Boston, she taught immigrants and college students ESL for two years before moving to Los Angeles to work as a program manager at a California non-profit. At the time of her fellowship, Johanna was studying for a Masters degree in international affairs and development at Georgetown University, and working toward a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. She also interned at the International Rescue Committee as an Africa Advocacy Intern.



24 Aug

“I have been silent too long now”

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Julien, a 30-year-old survivor of

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Posted Aug 24, 2009

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20 Aug

A Visit to the WCPU

I wanted to visit one of the Woman and Child Protection Units (WCPUs) because of

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Posted Aug 20, 2009

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19 Aug

Remembering Selma Shaimemanya

Erastus Nekuta agreed to be interviewed about his niece, Selma Shaimemanya, who was shot and

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Posted Aug 19, 2009

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14 Aug

Breaking the Wall of Silence and National Reconciliation

Namibia never went through a formal process of national reconciliation after independence, as South Africa

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Posted Aug 14, 2009

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10 Aug

Domestic Violence, Gun Ownership, and the Law

Part of what Pauline is working on here in her capacity as the lead activist

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Posted Aug 10, 2009

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05 Aug

Namlish

English is the sole official language of Namibia, but it is the first language of

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Posted Aug 05, 2009

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29 Jul

Remembering Rudolfine Gorases

Today I spoke with a woman aptly named Memory.  She agreed to tell me about

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Posted Jul 29, 2009

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28 Jul

Interview with Pauline Dempers, BWS National Coordinator

I sat down with Pauline Dempers, National Coordinator and co-founder of Breaking the Wall of

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Posted Jul 28, 2009

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24 Jul

A Veteran of the Women and Child Protection Unit

The Namibian Police Force has several “units” or divisions.  The one that specifically works with

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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15 Jul

Breaking the Wall of Silence

You may be wondering why it took me over two weeks to post, and one

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Posted Jul 15, 2009

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15 Jul

“Public” Transportation in Windhoek

Namibia does not have city buses or any of the more traditional forms of public

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Posted Jul 15, 2009

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26 Jun

Auntie Rosa

At the launch event for the Disarming Domestic Violence campaign, I met an amazing woman. 

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Posted Jun 26, 2009

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24 Jun

“I could not imagine living without a gun…”

Yesterday I met Hans Pieters, a relative of my host here, Talita.  We started talking

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Posted Jun 24, 2009

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22 Jun

Global Week of Action

Every year in June, IANSA sponsors a Global Week of Action that highlights the negative

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Posted Jun 22, 2009

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21 Jun

Windhoek’s neighborhoods

Namibia, previously called South West Africa, was under South African control from 1915 (when South

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Posted Jun 21, 2009

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19 Jun

My video profile

Better late than never, right?  Filmed this on the Georgetown campus during the Advocacy Project

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Posted Jun 19, 2009

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11 Jun

The Link: Guns and Domestic Violence

A news story in the most popular national newspaper here, The Namibian, really hit home

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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11 Jun

Radio, radio

I had just met my new boss, Pauline Dempers, the national coordinator of Namibian NGO

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Posted Jun 11, 2009

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10 May

Namibia-bound

I’m sitting in my tiny apartment surrounded by piles.  African history books and guides to

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Posted May 10, 2009

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