Transgender woman wins recognition

Tshepo Kgositau
Tshepo Kgositau

Tshepo Kgositau, a transgender woman has succeeded in her bid to have her gender marker on her Identity Card (Omang) change from male to female.

In what many human rights advocacy groups would view as a giant step in achieving inclusive democracy for minority groups such as transgender people, the Gaborone High Court yesterday ordered the Registrar of Births and Deaths to amend the registers to reflect Kgositau as female not as male.

Kgositau was suing the Civil and National Registration for refusal to change the gender marker on her identity documents.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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