The other ways to prevent this problem are : focusing the prevention programs towards the regions and categories of population with increased risks of dumping; – setting up a coherent reporting and monitoring system as regards the dumping and the risk of abandonment; – hiring social workers in all sanitary units depending on the number of doctors existing in the unit; – hiring community medical assistants and physicians in all the communities presenting increased risks of dumping; – standardizing the written forms and the procedures of registering women which get admitted in maternities in order to give birth; – elaborating procedures for keeping records of mothers and children without identity papers and creating a database on this matter. ” Having sex after marriage is safer and it can reduce the abortion and baby dumping rate. It also helps us be more responsible and not to have sex just to satisfy our lust ” vide non-judgmental assistance. 32 The Minister of Home Affairs offered a list of recommendations for action: Biblical studies to be reintroduced in school because Biblical healing is the fundamental holistic treatment to all social evils. Social workers and assistants to be trained to cater for the population with social instability
Parents to be educated about their role in upbringing of their children. Single mothers to continue to give more love to their children and have open discussion at home. Men should accept their children and give them prosperity, rights and good names. All stakeholders to assist the government on how to tackle such phenomenon and reduce the death of innocent babies. Teenage girls to respect themselves and to respect and love their babies as prescribed under the Namibian Constitution Article 6: “The right to life shall be respected and protected. ” Teenage girls to be assisted by churches and government should make sure that their lives are in good health.
? Children today do not respect their elders. Respect is needed for a society to work well. In past generations children were taught by their parents to respect their elders, the law, others and themselves. In my opinion, some children today are raised to only think of themselves and do not respect their elders or their surroundings. My main point is lack of respect is a large issue in society. ...
Baby-dumping and Infanticide – Monograph No. 1, Legal Assistance Centre, 2008 1 Teenage girls should be assisted during ante-natal and puerpuerium stage [immediately after the delivery of the baby] to avoid depression and hallucination which can lead to abandoning of babies.
There is a need to establish an adoption centre of vulnerable babies to ensure that affected babies are in good health. The parents and the caretakers to know signs of symptoms of stress and behaviour changes of their children to prevent such incidents as early as possible. Gender discrimination should be addressed at all times. Youth to be encouraged to attend all forms of youth activities, sports, youth choirs, etcetera. The rehabilitation centres, in combination with vocational programmes, should be established to cater for early school dropouts and unemployed youth to promote self-reliance and for the youth to add value to the economy of this country. 3