Women venture into cattle business_Mmegi

Date: July 12, 2010
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Name of the article: Women venture into the cattle business

Name of publication: Mmegi newspaper

Date: 02 June 2010

Country: Botswana

Skills: Fairness


Theme: Agriculture

Description of article:

The article is about seven women in Selibe Phikwe who have grouped themselves to venture into cattle rearing business, a job which traditionally was for men. The group is headed by Evelyn Kgodungwe which empowers more women to take up jobs which the society traditionally ruled as men’s.

This article may be used to:

· Challenge stereotypes

Trainer’s notes:

· The article challenges stereotypes, in that it illustrates that what a man can do, a woman can do as well.

· The article is well written, the language is neutral.

Discussion Questions:

· What are the challenges of their business?

· Why did they choose cattle rearing as a business?

· How is the reception out there?

· Where do they see women in agriculture in this country?

· What can they say to other women out there who want to do the same business as theirs?

Training Exercises:

  • Follow up article on the business
  • Women empowerment workshop

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