Khama disappoints gender activists

Khama addressing SADC meeting
Khama addressing SADC meeting

As Botswana hands over the Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairmanship to Swaziland next week, the gender movement is disappointed that the country has not yet signed the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development.

Gender activists and affiliated civil society groups had lobbied President Ian Khama to sign the instrument before leaving the helm of the regional organisation on Tuesday. 

The protocol is a sub-regional instrument that brings together African and global goals on gender equality and enhances these through targets and timeframes.  Gender Links country manager, Gomolemo Rasesigo said other countries in SADC are viewing Botswana’s non-signatory of the protocol as not being in agreement with taking forward gender equality issues.

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