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Friday, November 01, 2019
Botswana battles declining number of women in politics
Female under-representation in politics continues to be a problem in Botswana, where only three women won seats in the 57-member National Assembly during last week’s general elections. Activists say the central African country has a bias against...
Friday, May 06, 2016
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Public Administration: Botswana
Botswana is considered a middle-income country. The country has also enjoyed a stable democracy since 1996. Botswana is committed to upholding the rule of law and affords its citizens and all people in the country ‘the protection and the enjoyment...
Monday, March 21, 2016
UN Radio interview : Minister says women face "rough political arena" in Botswana
The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs of Botswana, Mr Edwin Batshu gave an audio interview to the UN Radio during the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on gender equality and the struggles facing women representation at all...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Botswana: BNF Candidate urges women to be proactive in politics
The Botswana National Front (BNF) candidate, Abigail Mogalakwe, who is vying for the Mahalapye West parliamentary seat has urged women to fight for their rights and be a competitive force to their counterparts. She said that women remained...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Poverty More Prevalent in Women
Poverty continues to be a major obstacle in efforts to develop women in the region. This was said by Assistant Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri. For more information, please visit All Africa's Website
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New Report on HIV/AIDS First to Link Discriminatory Beliefs against Women with Vulnerability to AIDS
A landmark study released today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) connects widespread discriminatory views against women in Botswana and Swaziland to sexual risk-taking and, in turn, to extremely high HIV prevalence. For more information, please...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: What of Women in Politics?
There will be no special dispensation for women as political parties go to the primaries in preparation for the 2009 general elections putting into doubt the parties' commitment to women empowerment. To read the full article, please visit the All...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Male MPs Back Domestic Violence Bill
Contrary to expectations, the Domestic Violence Bill presented by deputy Speaker Gladys Kokorwe has received overwhelming support from male MPs. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: Political Women Under Threat
Chances are that more women will be dropped from decision-making positions after the on going party primaries and 2009 general elections. The women will revert to singers in party choirs, cooks during party conferences and fundraising agents. To...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Botswana: A New Broom Sweeps BDP Women's Wing Clean
The newly crowned Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women's Wing chairperson, Angelinah Sengalo, has promised to empower women politicians to identify the power they possess. To read the full article, please visit Mmegi Online's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bostwana: Women in Politics - A House Divided... But Determined
"The Botswana Caucus for Women in Politics has failed to realise the objectives it was intended for, but we will not give up on it just yet," says Margaret Nasha. The BCWP is a platform established to enable women from all political parties...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Moggie Mbaakanyi
"I think as a woman you should be principled and your campaign should be issue-based. When men campaign, their campaign is not issue-based, but we always say to women, “we must talk about issues,” the things that affect people—poverty, education,...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracy at the Local Level in East and Southern Africa: Profiles in Governance
This report contains the findings and recommendations that emerged from the comprehensive evaluations of democracy at the local level in four cities in East and Southern Africa. The report also includes the Local Democracy Assessment Methodology...