Botswana

Virginia Ntombi Setshwaelo - Board member  
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 Gender Summit 2013 Constitutional rights

Name Title / Institution Presentation David Morwaagole RE A NYALANA Project Download  

April 2, 2013 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights

Botswana Gender Summit 2013 Climate change

Name Title / Institution Presentation Neo Babopeng Making Lobatse Green, Lema Landscaping Download  

April 2, 2013 Themes: Climate change

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Baraometer: Botswana

Botswana has made remarkable progress against the targets of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development set for 2015.
Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO) in its capacity as country focal network of the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance led the research effort and will disseminate the report.
Although Botswana has not signed the Protocol, the Alliance recognises that the country is constitutionally committed to the Protocol’s ideals and targets. Botswana has already made a commitment to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015; the SADC Gender Protocol goes a step further in laying out a detailed roadmap for the achievement of MDG Three for Gender Equality.

Local Authorities Platform

This publication by the Botswana Association of Local Authorities attempts to put Botswana’s local municipalities into the international spotlight and attract investment into these areas.

Botswana Local Government Draft Gender Strategy

Botswana Local Government Draft Gender Strategy

Women constitute 52.4 percent of the population in Botswana (CSO 2001). About 80% of the population is concentrated in the fertile east of the country along the line of rail from South Africa in the south, to Zimbabwe in the north. In 2007 59% of the population lived in urban areas, signifying marked rural to urban migration (WHO/UNAIDS/UNICEF 2008).

The aim of this strategy, which has been developed by the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA) and the Ministry of Local Government, is to ensure that government commitments to gender equality are translated into action at the local level.

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer – Botswana

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer – Botswana

 

Gender Protocol Barometer

Botswana

2013

 

March 2, 2013 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Gender Links laments sexual abuse_17102012

Gender Links has expressed worry at the waymen continue to sexually abuse mentally retarded women .
Gender Links Country Manager, Keabonye Ntsabane said it is suprising that the deaf, the dumb and the mentally retarded people are falling pregnant at an alarming rate.She said she expects men to protect these vulnerable women . Ntsabane said she fears these disadvantaged women ae even at a high risk of contracting Hiv and sexual transmitted diseases.

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Barometer – Botswana

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Barometer – Botswana

Botswana has made remarkable progress against the targets of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development set for 2015.

Fact Sheet Botswana: Integrated approaches

Fact Sheet Botswana: Integrated approaches

Botswana has a draft ‘365 Day National Action Plan to End Gender Violence’ developed in 2007.

Fact Sheet Botswana: Prevention

Fact Sheet Botswana: Prevention

Only 12% of the speeches by politicians that centred on, or mentioned GBV, focused on prevention.

Botswana

Office

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