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Articles about Botswana
 

SADC Gender Protocol 2015 Barometer Botswana

25 June 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
Botswana has made remarkable progress against the targets of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development set for 2015. While Botswana has not yet signed the SADC Gender Protocol, legislators in the country remain committed to its ideals and targets. Botswana did make a... [read more]

The 'I' stories 2014 - voices from Botswana: Gender based violence survivors speak

22 June 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
These stories are real experiences of women in Botswana and not fiction. The book gives a glimpse of the horrors experienced by women on a daily basis. They go through many forms of gender based violence and deserve a standing ovation for their courage in sharing their stories. For years Gender Links in Botswana has... [read more]

Botswana: 2015 Gender Summit success

02 June 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
Gaborone, 2 June: Gender Links Botswana Country manager, Gomolemo Rasesigo discusses the outcomes of the Botswana National Summit as well as the work they are doing in the country to advance gender equality. [read more]
 

Botswana: Gender champions recieve awards

02 June 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
Geborone, 2 June: The 2015 Botswana SADC Protocol@Work Summit ended with an award ceremony on Wednesday evening last week at Tlotlo hotel in Gaborone. [read more]
 

Gender Protocol Summit News, 2 June 2015

02 June 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
The fourth annual Botswana SADC Protocol @ work Summit opening ceremony calls for gender equality. [read more]

Tutume COE Institutional profile

10 April 15
Regional relevance: Botswana

Gender equality in African customary law: has the male ultimogeniture rule any future in Botswana?

16 February 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
The actual and perceived conflicts between customary law and human rights law, especially in issues dealing with gender equality, have remained a major challenge in Africa. Some of these conflicts are further complicated by the varying and contradictory interpretation of some customary laws by the courts. Different... [read more]

Examples of PFM impacts on gender equality

16 February 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
Research for this report was unable to find conclusive cases where public financial management (PFM) reform led to impacts on gender equality. This is because PFM reform does not necessarily lead to gender equality impacts, and conversely improvements in gender equality do not always require, or follow on from, PFM... [read more]

Towards egalitarian inheritance rights in Botswana: the case of Tlokweng

19 January 15
Regional relevance: Botswana
This paper explores the extent to which recent social, economic, demographic and environmental changes in Botswana have enabled women to inherit land, housing and other household assets. Using qualitative data from a study undertaken in the peri-urban village of Tlokweng, the paper notes that, unlike in the past... [read more]

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]
 
 
 
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