The European Union’s head of delegation to Namibia, Sinikka Antila said the costs of Sexual Gender Based Violence, ranging from physical and mental health to socio-economic and macroeconomic spheres, and which are borne not only by the individuals but by the entire society, requires in-depth understanding to guide government’s policies. The Namibia press agency quotes Antilla as saying that prevention of violence against women and girls requires a community-based, multi-pronged approach with engagement by multiple stakeholders, as according to the EU, 32 per cent of Namibian women aged 15 to 49 have experienced physical violence at least once since the age of 15 and only four per cent of survivors go to the police.