Grassroots interventions necessary in GBV fight

The French Embassy in Botswana on Tuesday hosted a Men’s Dialogue on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in partnership with the Department of Gender Affairs of the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office at the French Residence in Gaborone.

France Ambassador to Botswana,Laurence Beau said equality between women and men is a priority of the French government. Hence it has been declared the great cause of President Emmanuel Macron’s mandate and “the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has been promoting this commitment internationally through its feminist diplomacy for many years now”.

She also said in Botswana, they are striving to translate feminist diplomacy into concrete actions on the ground, in collaboration with public institutions, development partners and civil society.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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