16 Days Of Activism For No Violence Against Women And Girls – Sexual Harrassment In The Workplace

16 Days of activism is a worldwide campaign to oppose violence against women and girls. Commemorated from the November 25 to December 10, the aim of the period is to bring together individuals, movements, governments as well as civil society institutions, to raise awareness on violence and abuse of women, to call for the prevention of said violence, as well as to rid society of abuse, permanently.

Violence against women stems from the low status of women, traditionally, socially as well as in other structures and institutions. It is a symptom of the abuse of power and assumed positions of authority, in order to control women and children.

Simply defined, abuse is any form of behaviour that causes fear, bodily harm, or any person to do things against their will. Abuse can take on various forms. These include physical, emotional, psychological, emotional, or financial abuse. Rape and any other sexual assault are also forms of abuse.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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