Botswana: 5050 is about democracy

Botswana: 5050 is about democracy

Date: October 28, 2014
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Gaborone, 17 April: “We are not doing very well in as far as women in decision making positions and power sharing is concerned. It is not about competition, it is about democracy, so all voices of women and men are heard in issues of development,” explained Keabonye Ntsabane-Gender Links Botswana Country Manager. She also made reference to the fact that Botswana is one of two Southern African countries that has not yet signed the SADC Gender and Development Protocol. She went on to express the great need for gender activists to intensify the 5050 campaign ahead of the elections in October this year. Botswana currently has some of the lowest numbers of women in government with only 8% in parliament, 14% in cabinet and 19% in local government.

Watch the interview here


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This vodcast is part of the GL News Service special coverage of the SADC Gender Protocol Summits underway across the region, offering fresh views on everyday news.


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