Botswana

Virginia Ntombi Setshwaelo - Board member Gomolemo Rasesigo 

Country summary:

Association Member Athalia Molokomme
Board Member Ntombi Setshwaelo and Magdeline Madibela
Staff Members Gomolemo Rasesigo and Keletso Metsing
When registered 2009
Alliance focal network Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOGONGO)
Government COEs 32
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


Botswana: Olebogile Osetse

“I have overcome these challenges with the help of the entrepreneurship trainings” In 2014, I met Gender Links for the first time and right from the start they took me through entrepreneurship trainings which I enjoyed and have benefitted from. With the help of the trainings I have been able to provide for myself and […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Mable Dintle Lebekwe

“I feel more at peace, emotionally” In the year 2013 I met with Gender Links and they put us in entrepreneurship training to help us prepare our business plans. They taught us the different types of business along with the need for business. They went on to teach us that by starting our own businesses […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Gogontlejang Phaladi

“Embracing being a Young African Woman Leader, an Active Agent of Change, a Catalyst of Development and a Trendsetter!” Being given an opportunity to deliver a motivational speech at the Regional SADC Gender Protocol Summit and Awards in 2013, held in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a really humbling experience to deliver a speech along […]

Botswana: Dikeledi Pono Kgosietsile

“All should be aboard as GBV issues respect no boundary.” Short story that may be funny; emotional or significant in other ways that demonstrates the essence of the relationship and draws the reader into the piece. Changing one person’s life adds value to the future generation. Gender links shaped my character as an individual. Being […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Susan Sekgwa

Susan Sekgwa is a classic example of how a victim of GBV in Serowe Botswana turned into an activist and champion of gender equality through trainings facilitated by Gender Links. The Centres of Excellency Project, funded by DFID, is an innovative programme in Botswana delivered Gender Links helps councils to come up with working documents […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Media | Sustainable Development Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana – Reginah Mojapoko

“I shall pass through this world once, for anything that I can do for humankind or anything that I can do for anything, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” Reginah’s most memorable experience with Gender Links was her presentation in 2013. She presented the project under the category […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana – GAOKGAKALA SOBATHA

“PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE & SAFE SETTLEMNTS, TOMORROW’S SOLUTION FOR WOMEN, BOYS & GIRLS” The workshop revived/ re-kindled my spirit of being a gender activist which was in-calculated me during my university studies. During my first year at University of Botswana, I was doing Introduction of Sociology and Gender Studies was the component of my course. I […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana – REGINAH LESEDINYANA MOJAPHOKO

“I shall pass through this world once, for anything that I can do to human kind or anything that I can do to anything, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass through this way again”  In 2013 I was presenting the project under the category climate change and […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

BOTSWANA: Onkemetse Prudence Kwelagobe

Oozing with confidence, a young female police officer stood up before a room full of co-competitors and gender activists, to present her project. Neatly dressed and very petite in my official uniform, one would wonder what such a tiny figure was going to say. The words that came out, my fluency with what I was […]

September 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Thato Simon

My life was worthless and hopeless but when I heard about Gender Links (GL), I never hesitated and started attending their workshops. In 2013, I consulted one of the Social Workers in the village and shared with her my life experiences. I revealed everything to her and she told me about Gender Links programs. I was living in an abusive relationship and everyone around me knew about it.  […]

September 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work
Botswana

Office

Country ManagerGomolemo Rasesigo
Phone00 267 318 8250
Emailbotsmanager@genderlinks.org.za
AddressUnit 203 Plot 64516 Second floor, Showground Close, Fairground, Gaborone Botswana