SADC presses Botswana to sign Gender Protocol

Activists during the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance
Activists during the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance

The just-ended SADC Gender Protocol Alliance summit has called on Botswana to put its signature on the Gender Protocol, which the country has refused to ink since its adoption in 2008.

Botswana and Mauritius are the only SADC member states that have not yet signed the protocol. Gender activists view the former’s compliance as critical now, more than ever as the country takes over the SADC chairmanship on Monday.

Botswana has said the Protocol, which has equity targets and policies, contains “steep financial implications” and has language that is too “instructive”.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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