Botswana: Gender Parity Eludes Sporting Codes

By Anastacia Sibanda

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The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Kago Ramokate has decried lack of attention given to gender in sport.

Officially opening a Gender and Sport Capacity Building workshop, organised by International Working Group on Women on Sport (IWG), Ramokate said gender in sport was as equally critical as all the other government priorities.

“The subject of gender particularly in sport is very important to keep at the tips of our fingers all the time in discussions surrounding sport,” he said.

He said he was happy that the gender machinery of the country and core team driving the gender mainstreaming exercise in sport met to engage captains of industry of sport on the on-going project that IWG in partnership with the gender and Sport Network launched in 2015.

Ramokate said a network was formed that later developed a roadmap that included among others, engagement and buy in of all sporting bodies in the country.


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