GBV, rape hurt Botswana's reputation, potential

FRANCISTOWN: The First Lady Neo Masisi has said the growing cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), as well as rape, are hurting Botswana’s reputation and need to be urgently dealt with.

The First Lady was speaking on Monday during the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Violence on Women and Children. The campaign is themed ‘Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape’.  

Masisi said that a 2018 study conducted countrywide indicated that 37% and 21% of women as well as men respectively, have reported to have experienced some form of GBV (in 2018). 

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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