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Articles about Botswana

Investigating the nature of women's participation and representation in Botswana public sector unions : a case study of BOTSETU

13 October 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
There is a general view that women have joined trade unions in large numbers in the work environment. However, it is clear that in spite of such large numbers, there are low levels of representativity as well as low levels of active involvement among the women members. As a consequence, women do not have enough... [read more]

Second National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

13 October 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
The Government of Botswana ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1994 as it recognises the importance of taking action to mitigate climate change impacts. Although Botswana is a minor emitter of greenhouse gases the country is negatively impacted by climate change. Water is a scarce commodity in... [read more]

An analysis of gender-based domestic violence and reactions in Southern Africa

06 October 14
Regional relevance: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
The global community has a multiplicity of challenges and problems that include, amongst others, gender- based violence, which is a global problem. Since the early 1980s, Third World scholars including gender activists have formed interest groups to fight against gender- based violence in all fronts especially in... [read more]

Building Capacity for Gender Mainstreaming in Africa: Lessons for ACBF Operations

26 September 14
Regional relevance: Africa, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Gender mainstreaming is a global strategy for promoting gender equality that is clearly articulated in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which was adopted at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China in 1995. Given the key role that gender equality plays in the... [read more]

Botswana: Chobe District Council ensuring that women own land

12 September 14
Regional relevance: Botswana, Southern Africa (SADC)
Chobe District Council was recently allocated 600 plots. A total of 4000 applicants applied and qualified for land allocation. The Chobe District Council developed resolutions to control the transfers of land, prioritising allocations to women who had lost their spouses or had lost their inheritance due to customary... [read more]

Botswana: Men should not be intimidated by women's success

29 August 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
Young feminist and designer Thuto Sekate talks to GL about her business Seatbelts and Openspaces, an eco-friendly brand which produces, sustainable products including up-cycled arts and crafts, clothing, and décor made from organic material, old clothes, trash and scrap material. [read more]

Botswana: "We need to educate women!"

15 August 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
Gaborone, Aug 15, 2014: Gender Links is celebrating women during August, and has just published the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer which interrogates the gaps hindering gender equality, which among many, include women's disproportionate access to education and the economy. [read more]

Elections and the Management of Diversity in Botswana

11 August 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
This study is part of a broader project that seeks to measure progress towards good governance in Africa. The study involved different strategies for data collection. These strategies include literature review, focus group discussions and the use of self-administered questionnaires predesigned by the Economic... [read more]

Botswana Social Protection Assessment

11 August 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
Botswana has maintained one of the world's highest economic growth rates since independence in 1966. Economic growth between 1966 and 2008 was 8.7%. Through fiscal discipline and sound management, Botswana has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world with per capita GDP of US$ 70 at... [read more]

Fred Nkonde

30 July 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
"Sanitation should not only be a woman thing, basically I want to bring the men aboard as well". With woman and men working hand in hand Fred believes that a lot of improvements can be done in the sanitation area which would save many lives. [read more]
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