Namibian rural women negotiate for safer sex and family planning
By Ndalimpinga Iita WINDHOEK (Xinhua) — On a Sunday afternoon, in a far flung village in northern Namibia’s Omusati Region, Hileni Kampangu sees off her two children to Sunday school. There and then, she multi-tasks between breast-feeding a small baby and tinkling a three-year-old girl.
“They are a handful. Being a young mother of four is no child’s play,” Kampungu said as she juggles between giving attention to the children.
Kampungu’s greatest wish is not to have any more children. But this might just be a wish, as exclusion from negotiating safer sex and discussing family planning with her partner may shatter that, she said.
“This is my fourth child, and by the look of things, it will not be the last,” she told Xinhua on Sunday afternoon.