BCP women plead for gender protocol

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The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Women’s League has called upon government to sign the SADC Gender and Development Protocol with immediate effect.

Addressing the media last week, league president, Daisy Bathusi said it was imperative that the government demonstrates its political commitment to gender and equality and the empowerment of women.

“The SADC Gender Protocol advances gender equality by ensuring political accountability by all member states,” Bathusi said.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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