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


Bots: Decriminalisation of homosexuality welcomed

Bots: Decriminalisation of homosexuality welcomed

Gaborone, 11 June: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance welcomes the bold move by Botswana’s high court to decriminalise homosexuality. This a landmark victory not only for Botswana but for Southern Africa as well as the rest of Africa where homosexuality is mostly not tolerated.  Speaking on the ruling Anna Mmolai-Chalmers, Chief Executive Officer of Lesbians, […]

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

For immediate release:  #VoiceandChoice Summits in Botswana Gaborone, 20 May 2019: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance partner BOCONGO will host the #VoiceandChoice summits in Gaborone the 11th and 12th June 2019. The country level summit will culminate in a regional summit to be held in Johannesburg on November 2019 at […]

Botswana: My health My Responsibility #iamsmart

Name of good practice Botswana: My health My Responsibility #iamsmart Country Botswana Category Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement Result Statement Teenage Pregnancy BOCAIP in collaboration with District Health Management Team, District Multisectoral Committee conducted community conversations in xakao and shakawe village on the […]

Botswana: Male member of parliament calls for free sanitary pads

It has been almost 2 years since the Law was passed that sanitary pads should be part of school supplies in all schools across the nation of Botswana, but since then we see no progress made. Bocongo Gender and Human rights thematic group has begun a task to assess the situation and develop a strategy […]

Botswana: The People versus the LGBTIQ+: What comes first the law or people’s attitudes?

Botswana: The People versus the LGBTIQ+: What comes first the law or people’s attitudes?

By: Boitshepo Balozwi Gaborone, 10“To be honest,” she whispers, “I don’t think there will ever come a time when they will legalize it. Unless with some force from donor funding,” says Penelope Kamanga. Kamanga, is a gender reporter and correspondent with The Southern Times in Malawi and is referring to the decriminalisation of the Lesbian, […]

May 10, 2019 Themes: LGBTI | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

Learning Journey: When perseverance pays off

Learning Journey: When perseverance pays off

“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Each time I think about writing my learning journey I view it as a daunting task that I rather not do but each time I find myself smiling as I reflect on the year that has passed and how learning is […]

March 31, 2019 Themes: Education Programs: News

Botswana: Kasane Police tackle GBV

February 26, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Botswana: Councillor and youth commissioner campaigns for CSE

February 26, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

IWG World Conference on Women and Sport

7th IWG Conference 17 -20 May 2018, Gaberone, Botswana Annual Report 2016

January 9, 2019 Themes: Sports Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

“I” stories 2015 – Voices from Botswana: Gender based violence survivors speak

These stories are real experiences of women in Botswana and not fiction. The book gives a glimpse of the horrors experienced by women on a daily basis. Women go through many forms of gender based violence and deserve a standing ovation for their courage in sharing their stories. For years Gender Links in Botswana has […]

Botswana

Office

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