A GBV Reflection

I saw a tweet on my feed, the other day, that said when men were asked what they feared most about going to prison, their response was that they feared being raped.

The tweeter deduced therefore, and only naturally, that what men feared about jail, women fear on a daily basis. Houston, we have a problem!

The recent rape and murder of a young woman in South Africa has caused many Batswana to reflect. It is nothing new. Simply, it was a reminder, similar to when earlier this year, following the airing of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’, when young women who had survived sexual violence shed light on the extent of sexual violence in Botswana. Violence, particularly when it is gender-based, is one of our greatest divides as a nation.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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