BMWU says no to GBV


PALAPYE: The Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) held a workshop to capacitate women from various mining houses in Botswana to fight gender-based violence (GBV) scourge, which is prevalent in the country, especially amongst women and the girl-child.

The workshop, which was held under the theme, ‘Empowerment and Awareness-raising Workshop on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’, capacitated the women from the mining industry on gender equality and equity, women’s empowerment, and addressed the physical and emotional consequences of GBV.

Various speakers at the workshop said GBV against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world and knows no social, economic or national boundaries.

Editor's Comment
GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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