Activists decry child labour, gender abuse

Gender activists decry the escalating women and child abuse in the work place.

Addressing a press conference in Gaborone recently, Botswelelo John, a gender activist with Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) said that the increasing cases of abuse in the work place and home are disturbing. She said that even though many women were either sexually harassed or abused by their male counter-parts, especially their employers or bosses, they did not report them fearing to lose their jobs.

“It is heartbreaking that people who are mostly discriminated against and harassed at work are women. Even though the poor woman does not approve the way she is treated, she will not report the matter fearing to lose her job, most of these women are breadwinners so they ask themselves how they will survive if they are to lose their job,” she said.

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