Fact Sheet Botswana: Prevention

Fact Sheet Botswana: Prevention

Date: November 22, 2012
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Key facts

  • Only 12% of the speeches by politicians that centred on, or mentioned GBV, focused on prevention.
  • Politicians made these speeches at commemorative events like the Sixteen Days of Activism.
  • Approximately half the women and men in the survey knew of events or prevention campaigns to end GBV.
  • Only 16% of women and 18% of men had heard about the Sixteen days campaign in the 12 months before
    the survey.
  • 8% of women and 10% of men had heard about the 365 days campaign in the 12 months before the survey.
  • 7% of women and 8% of men participated in a march or event to protest against GBV.
  • 63% of the women and 51% of the men aware of GBV campaigns found these campaigns empowering.
  • Radio is the main source of information on GBV events and campaigns.
  • The Centres of Excellence for Gender Mainstreaming in local government – a joint project of GL, WAD and
    18 councils, provides a sustained way of cascading the GBV indicators project to the local level and starting
    a campaign to win the war war on GBV- community by community.

Click here for more information from the GBV Indicators research.

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