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Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

“I tried out the female condom once and it felt so uncomfortable especially with the lubricant’s unpleasant scent; I couldn’t even enjoy the act at all said,” says Margaret Mbewe of Lusaka’s Chunga Township when asked about why women shun using the female condom.. Ms Mbewe, 34, has since vowed never to use the female […]

Wife Battery – ‘Polite’ Way When Men Ask for Food in Tarime

Wife Battery – ‘Polite’ Way When Men Ask for Food in Tarime

Some men in Tarime District, Mara Region are reportedly beating up their wives as a way of ‘asking’ for food, routinely making such demands after consuming traditional alcohol. Mrs Susana Samwel, the chairperson at a sub-village in Ng’ereng’re village of Tarime District said this during an antigender based violence (GBV) capacity training for village and […]

Lesotho Fights Against Gender Based Violence

Lesotho Fights Against Gender Based Violence

Lesotho continues to fight against widespread gender based violence (GBV), and so this area of work remains a focal point at the Lesotho Gender Protocol@Work Summit which kicked off yesterday in Maseru at the Maseru Sun Hotel. Gender Links has just released the Gender Based Violence Indicators Study for Lesotho revealing the extent and prevalence […]

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