Boko rubbishes gender policy


Leader of Opposition (LoO), Duma Boko yesterday lashed at government and its policies for a conservative ‘binary placement of gender’, a position he heavily criticised for denying other populations a sense of identity and belonging.

Worst still, he decried that the gender context in Botswana was such that women were reduced to objects whose being and existence were heavily under patriarchal rule.

While blaming socialisation, the human rights lawyer did not spare his own profession from accentuating the local gender climate. He argued the law perpetuated the status quo as a number of legislations equated womenfolk to men whom society has condemned as not adequate.

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