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Articles about Botswana
 

Botswana: Survivor reclaims her independence

04 December 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
*Trigger warning: violence and abuse* Gaborone, 4 December: Aspiring entrepreneur and survivor of gender violence-Okhola Masiele tells GL her story, sharing her past as well as her dreams for the future. Masiele was part of the Gender Links entrepreneurship programme which aims to empower survivors of violence to... [read more]
 

Botswana: My marriage was wrecked

03 December 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
*Trigger warning: Violence* I got married in 1993 and was blessed with five children, one boy and four girls. My relationship with my husband gradually soured and in 1996 we divorced. We were running a transport business and my husband was the driver. This meant that he would spend most of his time transporting... [read more]
 

Southern Africa: A bad attitude is a disability

03 December 14
Regional relevance: Botswana, Southern Africa (SADC)
Gaborone, 3 December: Today we commemorate International Day of Disability, which also falls during the Sixteen Days of Activism campaign against gender violence. It has become more widely known that women with disabilities are the most vulnerable to abuse and sexual violence, facing double the risk of being... [read more]
 

Botswana: He spent my lobola money on his older brother and then left me

02 December 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
*Trigger warning:Violence* I was 27 years old when I got married to a 30 year old man. When we met, I already had a three year old daughter from a previous relationship. We married in 1995 and my husband promised that he would treat his step-daughter as his own child. I was also pregnant at the time that we got... [read more]
 

Botswana: My husband would not use condoms and treated our marriage as a business arrangement

01 December 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
*Trigger warning: Violence* I am a 57 year old woman from Serowe. I have seven children, four boys and three girls. In 1994 I got married to a divorcee. This man had children from his first marriage. When we got married I had five children and I then had two with him. [read more]
 

Botswana: My son and his father abused me

28 November 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
*Trigger warning: gender violence* My name is *Emily and I live in Lobatse. In 1994, at the age of eighteen, I started dating and by nineteen I was pregnant. My boyfriend was unemployed at that time but we loved each other very much. My boyfriend was later employed by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and was sent [read more]
 

Botswana: I was abducted for two days and raped

27 November 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
*Trigger warning: Violence* My resolution for the New Year was to start my tertiary education. Then tragedy struck. I was waiting at a bus stop to go to the village, but it took a long time to come. I became impatient so I got into a car that was waiting at the same stop. There was a passenger in the back of the... [read more]
 

16 Days of Activism 2014 Botswana

14 November 14
Regional relevance: Botswana

Sowa COE Institutional Profile

04 November 14
Regional relevance: Botswana

Botswana: Voters' comments on 5050

31 October 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
Gaborone, 31 October: When Botswana went to the polls a week ago, GL correspondents spoke to voters about the participation and representation of women in politics. Most expressed disappointment and disillusionment with the First Past the Post system, the low number of female political candidates and the reality... [read more]
 
 
 
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