UB group tackles sexual discrimination

Nyathi- Saleshando
Nyathi- Saleshando

University of Botswana (UB) Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Professor Lydia Nyathi-Saleshando says many young women face physical and sexual discrimination and are vulnerable to HIV infection.

“Young women have the right to take control and decide freely on matters related to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health, without any discrimination,” she said yesterday at the launch of a book by the UB Young Women’s Leadership Project. She said only through intergenerational and inter-institutional dialogue can young women’s voices be freed.

Nyathi-Saleshando described members of the Young Women Leadership Project as a group of strong people who are continually on the lookout for innovative and effective ways to improve their lives and enable other young women to believe in their abilities to catalyse change.

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