Sexual harassment drives girls away from sport

Solly Reikeletseng, Lydia Mafoko and Tebogo Kesupile at yesterday's IWG media briefing PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Solly Reikeletseng, Lydia Mafoko and Tebogo Kesupile at yesterday's IWG media briefing PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

International Working Group (IWG) on women and sport secretary general, Game Mothibi says sexual harassment continues to drive away girls from sport.

Speaking at media briefing in Gaborone yesterday, Mothibi said girls aged between 13 and 16 years continue to experience Gender Based Violence (GBV) in sport, particularly sexual harassment. She said this continues to be a barrier for girls to participate in sports in Botswana.

She called for the vetting and screening of coaches and officials before they are allowed to work with children. Mothibi said there is a road map to work with all stakeholders to root out GBV. She added that part of the reason for Botswana to host IWG was to assist Botswana sport to be aware of such issues and ways to handle them.

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