UN urges Botswana to legalise prostitution


Botswana has been called upon to consider legalising prostitution in an effort to help fight the spread of HIV as well as address a web of challenges faced by the minority group.

Speaking at the unveiling of a documentary and booklet on female sex workers in Gaborone, UNAIDS Country Director, Gang Sun noted the UNAIDS Gap report had shown female sex workers (FSWs) had been left behind in the HIV response because of stigma and discrimination, violence and punitive legal and social environments.

He pointed out that punitive environments had been shown to limit the availability, access and uptake of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for sex workers and their clients.

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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