'Assist female-headed families with land'

Nnaniki Makwinja
Nnaniki Makwinja

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus on Women, Nnaniki Makwinja, has urged government to focus on supporting female-headed households with many children, like providing them with land and child support grants.

Speaking before Parliament on International Women’s Day on Friday, she emphasised that, despite notable progress, global gender inequality persists, affecting areas such as equal pay, education, healthcare, and representation in leadership roles. Makwinja highlighted the historical pay disparity between men and women in Botswana and other countries.

She connected this year’s theme to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 5 and Vision 2036 Pillar No. 2 of Human and Social Development, stressing gender equality and investment in women. She also expressed the committee’s desire for an inclusive society fostering active participation and opportunities for all.

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