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

I Stories 2016: Voices from Botswana

I Stories 2016: Voices from Botswana

We have survived Gender Based Violence
Botswana, November 2016


January 1, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Botswana: Closing curtains of the 2016 Summit

Gaborone 23 November 2016: The Botswana SADC Protocol @ Work Summit under the theme 50/50 by 2030! Empower Women, End Violence ended on a high note with an award ceremony to recognise excellence in advancing gender equality, women’s empowerment and actions to end violence at individual and community levels as presented in shared best practices. Nine […]

Botswana: Okhola Martha Masiele

Botswana: Okhola Martha Masiele

I was introduced to Gender Links, where I was taught about business. I had passion for business but my main challenge was that I couldn’t save money. With the training I got from Gender Links I was able to overcome that. I learned to set prices that will certain me profits and also record keeping. […]

November 9, 2016 Themes: Education | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Botswana: Bitterness is gone

I am a 54 year old, married in 1992. I had four boys in the marriage and divorced in 2003. I looked down upon myself and had nothing to do until I met Gender Links (GL) and they educated us on abuse and how to move from being a victim to being a survivor.

November 8, 2016 Themes: Emotional violence Programs: 16 Days of Activism 2015 | Gender Justice

Emang Basadi: A woman candidate’s guide to campaign management

This booklet serves as a tool for women candidates that will help them to plan and manage an effective campaign. It should be used as part of a campaigning strategy. It examines how to make the decision to stand for office as well as how to research one’s constituency and build a campaign organisation. The campaign […]

Emang Basadi Political education project: A strategy that works

Emang Basadi Political education project was initiated in the year 1993 in recognition of the under presentation of women in decision making structures, at both the national and local levels. This meant that women’s views and experiences were not represented when key decisions were made, even those which have direct impact on their lives. The […]

September 14, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Culture and Tradition

Culture and Tradition

Botswana, November 2010

September 9, 2016 Themes: Culture and Tradition Programs: Constitutional and legal rights

Village level meeting

Village level meeting

Botswana, January 2010

September 9, 2016 Themes: Local Government Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance



Botswana, May 2015

September 9, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

Learning Journey: Choose people who lift you up

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” The most memorable experience I had in 2015 as a GL staff member was the long-awaited regional summit that was planned to be held in my home country, Botswana. At first it seemed as a dream and I was nervous when I learnt that we were to […]

July 31, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: News


Country ManagerGomolemo Rasesigo
Phone00 267 318 8250
AddressPlot 1277, Clover House, Office 4, Old Lobatse Road, Gaborone