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: 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. When she stood there ready to start her presentation I looked at her and said to myself, “She must be one of those bold women […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Botswana: Gakemotho Basimolodi

“Gender Links taught me to be independent, do for myself and not rely on someone else” ~Gakemotho Basimolodi When I first came across Gender Links in 2014 I was very surprised to find them talking about issues I was afraid to discuss. I was afraid to talk about abuse, there were certain words I did […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Business | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Gontle Motang

“I want to be able to provide good education for my son so that he becomes a good man when he grows up.” ~Gontle Motang I met Gender Links in 2014 at an entrepreneurship training workshop in Goodhope. The most memorable time was in 2015 when went to Oasis Motel for the backstopping workshop. There, […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Lesego Montshosi

“My family is always by my side” I met Gender Links in 2014 when I started the entrepreneurship trainings but it is an even this year that I remember clearly. I arrived in Tlotlo Hotel at around 12 noon and wanted to take a bath. I went to the bathroom and opened the tap but […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Tuelo Keikeditse

“I helped them, they helped me. I succeeded because of them”~Tuelo Keikeditse I met Gender Links in 2014 but it was in 2015 that I had my memorable interaction with them. We were at Oasis motel receiving entrepreneurship training and we were in very good hands. The training was carried out very well and when […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Economics | Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Thato Phatsimo Mangole

“You will change your life until you change something you do“ 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 abuse relationship and everyone around me knew […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Siphiwe Mushabi

  It was in 2014 when I first met Gender Links employees and I knew absolutely nothing about business. Eventually I was able to make records. I remember that my problem was not being able to write proper Setswana but now I am much better. I learned how to run a business and how to […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship | Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice | Protocol @ work

Botswana: Shally Gontho

“I want to teach women about abuse and doing business” ~Shally Gontho. I remember when I first met Gender Links in 2013 at Lobatse my home village. When we parted ways every day we would get money for taxi fares and I was surprised to see the amount of change I had left over; I […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Entrepreneurship Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Ghanzi District Council

‘There was no clear role clarity when the project was started and therefore the council was not in a position to fully support the project, we wish we could have engaged more as this is very important especially to the women’ E. Swartz – Councillor Ghanzi Ghanzi District is a remote area almost 700km west […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Entrepreneurship | GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Bobirwa Sub District

“It has not been easy getting the council to support us as survivors in our efforts to start our businesses, one needs to be strong willed to go on” Since starting the project with the council in 2014, they have informed us time and again that it is a very good initiative that has their […]

Botswana

Office

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