Botswana's Limited Capacity In Responding To Gender-Based Violence

A lot of efforts have been made by the country towards addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in Botswana.

These efforts have dealt with GBV as a matter in the public domain, defining harassment and its power dynamics, particularly in the workplace, as well as extending ‘indecent assault’ to include harassment in other locations beyond the workplace.

Botswana has made attempts to address GBV in private, through the enactment of the Domestic Violence Act, as well as its regulations. All these however, have not advanced Botswana’s fight against the national problem of GBV. In fact, what has been noted is that GBV incidences have steadily increased.

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