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
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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


Peer pressure makes young women vulnerable to GBV

My name is Kebareng. My daughter was always my best friend. We shared everything in the house, the food, the bed, the good and the bad times. We came to Maun in 2006. She was doing form one at Sedie CJSS.

Never too late to make wise choices about life

I (Candice) am a 23 year old woman who has experienced emotional, verbal and sexual abuse in the relationship I’ve been in since 2005. I had an organised and ordered life before I fell in love with a young man of 25 years old.

Love that turned into a nightmare

I (Joyce*) tried to commit murder and suicide after I found out my partner was having an affair. I thought he was the one who infected me with HIV.

Abused by my husband

I (Kefilwe) am writing this story about gender based violence. This violence can take many forms. I got married to my husband in 1969. We were living happily without any problems. We were blessed with five children. In 1986 our marriage became sour and the love we used to share was no more.

Once bitten, twice shy

I (Hare) had just finished my course in hotel and catering management when I found a job in one of the Safari camps as a chef. That is where I met Jobs, my husband in 1999. We fell in love at first sight. He was working as one of the camp managers there.

The Gender Based Violence Indicators Study Botswana

The Gender Based Violence Indicators Study Botswana

Over two thirds of women in Botswana (67%) have experienced some form of gender violence in their lifetime including partner and non-partner violence. A smaller, but still high, proportion of men (44%) admit to perpetrating violence against women.

Botswana: BOCONGO develops advocacy strategy for signing of Protocol

Botswana: BOCONGO develops advocacy strategy for signing of Protocol

The Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO) has developed a strategy paper that it will use with assistance from the regional secretariat to push Botswana lawmakers to sign the SADC Protocol. The regional secretariat will assist in this process. BOCONGO serves as the Alliance national focal network. The strategy aims to ensure Botswana signs by 2013.

Brutal murder in Mochudi – The Echo

A 36 year old male was arrested this past Sunday on suspicions that he murdered his 30 year old lover. At around midnight on Sunday, at Madodisa ward in Mochudi, the police were alerted of a murder involving a 30 year old female and her 36 year old lover. It is reported that the man slayed his lover with an axe at their home stead. Police are still in the sun as to what might have caused the problem, but the man has been remanded in custody while investigations continue. Superintendent Olebile Sitale of the Mochudi Police Station told crime file that more information will be divulged as investigations unfol.

Woman survives 8 stab wounds – The Echo

A middle aged woman of Lekgwatlheng is fighting for her life in Princess Marina Hospital after she was stabbed eight times on the back by her enraged lover. The boyfriend later committed suicide, but fortunately the woman survived.
Superintendent Andrew Bosilong of Molepolole Police Station confirmed the incident, but expressed worry that such incidents are on the rise nowadays.

Suspected serial rapist appears in court – Mmegi

After allegedly setting off a spite of devastating and murderous attacks on women , a 45 year old man of Lotlhakane East appeared before Kanye Magistrate on 10 charges ranging from rape, robberies and assaults- all perpetrated against women.
Bnny Kgangetsile is charged with 10 counts , that include three rapes, four robbries, two assaults occasioning bodly harm and one for causing grievous bodily harm. The offences were committed between August 19 and 28

Botswana

Office

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