Women's bodies are not a man's playground!

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a big challenge in the country as there has been a spike in related cases. There have been many reports about perpetrators, most of who tend to be male, killing their intimate partners or beating them up to a pulp.

In most of these cases, all this violence is done in the name of love! Love is a beautiful thing and no one who claims to love another can ever wish harm on the object of their affection let alone inflict pain upon them.

A few weeks ago, the nation was shaken following the gruesome murder of two little innocent souls by their father, who after that painful act committed suicide. One of the biggest challenges that we face as a nation is that we always try to justify acts of violence. We are all too quick to shield convention, shame, and lies rather than protect the vulnerable, innocent, and the truth.

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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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