BMWU says no to GBV

Joseph Tsimako PIC: LEBOGANG MOSIKARE
Joseph Tsimako PIC: LEBOGANG MOSIKARE

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.

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