With an average score of 65%, gender attitudes in Botswana are gradually changing for the better, but evidence of deep-seated patriarchal attitudes is still strong. For example, while 55% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the statement “Men should share the work around the house with women such as doing dishes, cleaning and cooking”, 61% agree or strongly agree that “a woman should obey her husband.”  

These are among the key findings of the Southern African Gender Progress Study (GPS) administered to 1821 women and men of all age groups in Botswana between January 2019 and May 2021. Read the Botswana report here. Access and share a power point presentation on the findings here.