GBV referral system study on cards_daily news

Date: December 9, 2010
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Name of article: GBV referral system study on cards

Name of publication: Daily newspaper

Date: 30 November 2010

Country: Botswana

Skill: Fairness

Genre: News

Theme: 16 Days of Activism

Description of the article: The Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs Peter Siele, said the National Strategic framework on HIV/AIDS for 2010/2016 identified GBV and sexual violence as key drivers of the epidemic and therefore gender sensitivity should be a crucial guiding principle for the national response.

He went on to say that his ministry wa concerned that women and children living in abusive contexts were partially assisted primarily because of the absence of such a systematic approach to provision of wholesome service that addressed their physical as well as psycho-social needs.

How it may be used:

  • illustrate violence against women and children
  • promote discussion about Gender Based Violence
  • dicuss the impact of Gender Based Violence

Trainer’s notes: The article is balanced and fair, no demeaning words are used referring to women and childen. The women are not placed stereotypically, they are not blamed for violence.

Discussion Questions:

  • What is Gender Based Violence?
  • Who bears the brunt of Gender Based Violence?
  • How can Gender Based Violence be stopped?
  • How effective are the 16 Days of Activism?

Training exercises:

  • Conduct a research on the effectiveness of the  16 Days of Activism
  • Make follow ups on the Gender Based Violence

Other Training resources:

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