Bience Gawanas

Commissioner of Social Affairs, African Union, Namibia

Politics, Human Rights, Women Empowerment

Launch Date: November 29, 2011

Words of wisdom: "The acceptance of the unfairness is the challenge for African women. We need to ask: 'Why does this rule exist?' "

Bience Gawanas, Social Affairs Commissioner, African Union, Namibia

Commissioner Bience Philomina Gawanas (Born in Namibia) is Commissioner of Social Affairs on the African Commission. Commissioner Gawanas was elected to two four-year terms as the Commissioner for Social Affairs at the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in 2003 and 2008. In this role, she oversees advocacy as well as the harmonization and coordination of regional and continental policies and programme

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  • Ellen Boyko 2011-11-29 12:36:02

    That was a brilliant and fascinating discussion - thank you for sharing. To discover the potential that you have no matter the challenges. Believe in knowing who you are, to know where you want to be. These are key messages for women all over the world. Very interesting discussion re the traditions of Africa and the changing roles of women. The identity of women in history of the culture and yet in line with rights of women. I too will ask why the men in my family don't wash the dishes. Suzanne - I was also touched by your share on your experience in Africa as a woman and being treated differently. Also - I love your top; it is gorgeous!

  • mulumebet 2011-11-29 08:36:29

    What a previlage to know such a women, inspiring, as an African i am proud of you keep it up and God bless