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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