Ntwa Ya Hitler 11 - "The Homefront"

The Second World War was fought as a “total war” in which entire societies were mobilised to defeat the enemy.

This meant that women as well as men were mobilised, though in the case of Botswana not as soldiers.  Elsewhere, over three million women, mostly Russians and Chinese, but also many Americans, British (such as the late Lady Khama) and others served in uniform, often in combat roles.

More significant, however, was the role that women on all sides played in keeping factories and farms producing at record high levels.

Editor's Comment
GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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