GBV report card: A crisis totally out of control

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Stop Violence

The recent death of a former Mmegi administration officer allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend at Tatisiding, is one of many cases that show the extent to which Gender-Based Violence (GBV) continues unabated in Botswana. This is despite the efforts of non-governmental organisations (NGO) and other stakeholders who are persistently campaigning to end GBV. GBV cases in Botswana are caused by various factors, which worsened after the lockdown measures to control COVID-19 were implemented. Mmegi Correspondent LEBOGANG MOSIKARE reports

FRANCISTOWN: Women and girl-children continue to bear the brunt of GBV in the country throughout the year.

In most of these cases, there is a whole body of knowledge that shows that women and girls are trapped in a vicious cycle of abusive relationships with little or no hope of disentanglement. However, this should not be construed to mean that GBV is an exclusively female disaster in Botswana because males also experience it, although at a lower intensity than females. Experts say domestic violence in Botswana and Africa is culturally deep-rooted.

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