BCP women tackle tenacious political challenges

Ethel Gaompone PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Ethel Gaompone PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Progress has been slow when it comes to closing the gender gap in political participation and representation.

At the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Youth and Women’s League conference last weekend, women vowed to continue tackling the tenacious global challenge, which includes amongst others, gender-based violence.

Quoting the former BCP Women’s League (BCPWL) president Daisy Bathusi, current BCPWL vice president Ethel Gaompone indicated that men have made the political landscape conducive to them, therefore, women must fight with all that they have to get their space. “Botswana must be run by both men and women.

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