Let's Unite In The Fight Against Rape

Of late, the increasing cases of rape have been topical amongst Batswana of different ages and sexes. Social media has been awash with debates on rape, which painfully seem to be growing on a daily basis.

While most of those who give their opinion or analysis on rape seem to differ in some aspects, there is some agreement that the perpetrators should be dealt with sternly.  It is a good thing that there seem to be some level of agreement that the laws need to be harsh on rapists, protect the most vulnerable, and support those who have fallen victim to this heinous act of being violated by unscrupulous individuals, who in most cases are violent towards their victims.

The issue is of course tackled by different activists, feminists, those against Gender Based Violence (GBV), men and women from different walks of life, and law enforcers, especially the Botswana Police Service (BPS), which of late have amplified their voice against rape. When looking at different arguments/debates, there is no doubt that there is need for education across the board.

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