GBV: Solution remains a challenge

Nowhere to hide: GBV spiked during lockdowns
Nowhere to hide: GBV spiked during lockdowns

Ending violence against women and girls remains a hurdle as the duo continues to experience physical or sexual violence, mostly perpetrated by intimate partners. Effective responses to eliminate Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Botswana remain a challenge as most prevalent human rights violation taking place more often and dozens of women continue to lose their lives at the hands of their lovers, Mmegi Staff Writer PINI BOTHOKO reports

These human rights violations have short up and long-term physical, sexual, and mental consequences for women and girls that can be devastating including death. The violations also have the possibility of negatively affecting women’s general well being and prevents them from fully participating in society.

Conditions that were created by the COVID-19 pandemic including lockdowns led to an alarming spike in domestic violence as women did not have anywhere to escape from their abusers. Some family members demonstrated behaviours that their close family members were not aware of.

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Shame on the Police!

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