Botswana: Gender injustice prevails

Botswana: Gender injustice prevails

Date: October 28, 2014
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Gaborone, 15 April: In her keynote address at the Botswana Protocol@Work Summit opening ceremony yesterday, Kelebogile Kgabi- Deputy Permenant Secretary of the Botswana Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, commended all the participants for their contributions and encouraged them to continue doing good work to advance gender equality, “This country needs more people like yourselves.” Kgabi also spoke about the gender-based violence (GBV) indicators, expressing disappointment that 67% of women in Botswana experience GBV and 50% of the men interviewed admitted to perpetrating violence against women. “This indeed is a sad reality. The incidence of gender injustice continues to prevail despite strong legislation in this country. There is still need for society to have a more coordinated approached to responding to gender issues. We applaud the efforts by Gender Links, and its sponsors and partners for organising a summit of this nature.” Watch her speech here.


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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