Namibia
Namibia
Population
2,259,393
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Group
Upper middle income
% of Women in the Workforce
61%
% of Women in the Workforce
61%

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Parental benefits 
Does the law mandate paid or unpaid maternity leave? Yes
Does the law mandate paid or unpaid paternity leave? No
Does the law mandate paid or unpaid parental leave? No
What is the mandatory minimum length of paid maternity leave (in calendar days)? 84
What is the mandatory minimum length of paid paternity leave (in calendar days)? N/A
What is the mandatory minimum length of paid parental leave (in calendar days)? N/A
What is the mandatory minimum length of unpaid maternity leave (in calendar days)? 0
What is the mandatory minimum length of unpaid paternity leave (in calendar days)? N/A
Who pays maternity benefits? Government
Who pays paternity benefits? N/A
Who pays parental benefits? N/A
What percentage of wages are paid during maternity leave? 100 %
What percentage of wages are paid during paternity leave? N/A
What percentage of wages are paid during parental leave? N/A
Where paid parental leave exists, what is the minimum amount which only the mother must take (in calendar days)? N/A
Where paid parental leave exists, what is the minimum amount which only the father must take (in calendar days)? N/A
Retirement and pensions 
What is the age at which a woman can retire and receive full benefits? 60
What is the age at which a man can retire and receive full benefits? 60
What is the age at which a woman can retire and receive partial benefits? 60
What is the age at which a man can retire and receive partial benefits? 60
Working hours and industry restrictions 
Can non-pregnant and non-nursing women do the same jobs as men? Yes

Can non-pregnant and non-nursing women work the same night hours as men?

Yes
Workplace protections 
Are there laws mandating non-discrimination based on gender in hiring? Yes
Are there laws penalizing or preventing the dismissal of pregnant women? Yes
Must employers give employees an equivalent position when they return from maternity leave? No
Are employers required to provide break time for nursing mothers? No
Do employees with minor children have rights to a flexible/part-time schedule? No