Francistown region pained by violence against women

BOROLONG: Francistown senior gender officer, Poloko Sethono, has described as worrisome the increased registered cases of gender-based violence (GBV) despite government’s efforts in reducing it in the past years.

Sethono said this while giving an overview of “16 Days of Activism Against GBV” commemoration held at Borolong Kgotla last Thursday.

The event was held under the theme; ‘From peace in the home, to peace in the world: Make education safe for all’.

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Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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