Botswana

Virginia Ntombi Setshwaelo - Board member Gomolemo Rasesigo Gomolemo Rasesigo, Country Manager

Country summary:

Association Member Athalia Molokomme
Board Member Ntombi Setshwaelo
Staff Members Gomolemo Rasesigo and Keletso Metsing
When registered 2009
Alliance focal network Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOGONGO)
Government COEs 27
Visit the Botswana Centres of Excellence page
Media COEs 7
Key partners Botswana Association of Local Authorities, Gender Affairs Department, BOCONGO, UNFPA, UB Media Studies, Press Council Botswana, Friedrich Ebert Stifftung, American Embassy, SADC Gender Unit, SADCNGO and Ministry of Local Government and rural development

Read more about GL work in Botswana in the attached country report.

Botswana Strategy Plan 2016 – 2020 


 

Baseline data for women in Local Government needed

Baseline data for women in Local Government needed

By Gomolemo Rasesigo Kampala, 29 September: Gender Links Botswana last week formed part of a Botswana delegation invited to participate in discussions on women in local government held in Kampala, Uganda. The workshop was held under the theme; Measurement and regional and global monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.5.1b: “proportion of seats held […]

October 6, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Cry my beloved daughter

Cry my beloved daughter

By: Bonang Modise My husband died and left me with 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I was accused of killing him by his family and they chased me and my children out of my marital house. They took everything and now my children have no inheritance from their father. For now I live […]

October 4, 2017 Themes: Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: News

Selibe Phikwe Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 08 Nov 2010 Buy-In Report Scorecard II Situation analysis 08 Nov 2010 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village Workshop IV Inception workshop 09 Nov 2010 January 2017 Inception Workshop V Action planning workshop Action Plan VI Adoption […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Why I fight for all spaces to be safe for women

Why I fight for all spaces to be safe for women

By Colleen Lowe Morna Gaborone, 12 June: Something happened to me last week that reminded me of why I do the exhausting and often thankless work that I do. It was a simple but not so simple matter that strengthened my resolve to “take back the night” and never apologise for doing so to those […]

June 12, 2017 Themes: GBV | Gender violence | Physical violence | Sports | Youth Programs: News

Opportunities for Women Involvement in Sports Exist

While presenting to an audience of journalists and sports industry stakeholders at an International Working Group on Women and Sports sponsored Gender Mainstreaming Engagement Exercise Magdaline Madibela pointed out how the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030 and the complementary Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) come together to enhance opportunities that can be exploited to improve the involvement […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Sports Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Segokgo wins Tlokweng by-election

Botswana is been lauded as a true ‘shining example of democracy in Africa’, but when it comes to empowering women in politics the country is like most other African states. In fact, it is even worse – with little improvement since independence in 1965. While the number of women holding key positions in the private […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Mother found guilty of child neglect_ The Voive

Mother found guilty of child neglect_ The Voive

Winning for women

Winning for women

Over the past week, after years of deliberation, Botswana took the monumental decision to sign the SADC Gender Protocol. The protocol advises on how best to achieve equal and meaningful participation of women in all areas of life. The signing represents a historic moment for Gender Links, who have been advocating for its implementation in […]

May 15, 2017 Themes: Protocol Programs: News

Save Montsho campaighn takes off_Botswana Guardian_12 May 2017

Save Montsho campaighn takes off_Botswana Guardian_12 May 2017

Botswana signs gender Protocol, Mauritius only one out

The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance) welcomes the signing of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development by Botswana this week after nine of stalling and calls on Mauritius to follow suit. In a statement, Chair of the Alliance Emma Kaliya said: “this is a great moment for the region. Botswana hosts the secretariat […]

Botswana

Office

Country ManagerGomolemo Rasesigo
Phone00 267 318 8250
Emailbotsmanager@genderlinks.org.za
AddressPlot 1277, Clover House, Office 4, Old Lobatse Road, Gaborone