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Women Inclined to Start Agricultural Enterprises In Botswana

Women Inclined to Start Agricultural Enterprises In Botswana

Women have been seen to be more proactive than their male counterparts in starting enterprises in the agricultural sector. According to a study conducted by Som Pal Baliyan, a Research Fellow at the Livingstone Kolobeng Department of Agriculture, 43 per cent of university graduates have an interest in pursuing agricultural enterprises and over 50 per […]

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

Gender-Based Violence Eradication Is A Collective Effort And Work – First Lady Neo Masisi

The nation has been called upon to work collectively to ensure that cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) including violence against children are wiped out of the society. Speaking at the launch of the National Relationship Study report in Artesia on May 14, First Lady Neo Masisi said she was particularly concerned about the welfare […]

Methodist Church Moves to Tackle Gender Based Violence

Methodist Church Moves to Tackle Gender Based Violence

As a way of responding to the worldwide cry of gender-based violence, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa has, through the Limpopo Synod, established a gender desk to coordinate gender issues. This development comes after widely publicised concerns and petitions against the escalating cases of various forms of violence including rape and assault. Speaking at […]

Women Tap Into Government Development Programmes In Botswana

Women Tap Into Government Development Programmes In Botswana

 Some women in the Southern District are among beneficiaries who continue to tap into government programmes that aim at eradicating poverty. One of them is 70-year-old Ms Tshepo Tokong of Kokong, who trades in motlopi cereal and coffee. Ms Tokong said she started producing motlopi coffee in 2011 and had since added motlopi cereal to […]

Botswana Gets The Perfect First Lady After 10 Years

Botswana Gets The Perfect First Lady After 10 Years

For the past 10 years Botswana has been without a first lady, but with President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s ascension to the presidential seat, this void was filled by First Lady Neo Masisi. Having spent the latter part of her life in the diaspora, the first lady was not known to most as she literally broke into […]

Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

China has agreed to extend a loan to Botswana for rail and road infrastructure as well as writing off some debt, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Saturday. Speaking at the airport on his return from this week’s China-Africa forum in Beijing, Masisi said Botswana had made a pitch to China and “I am happy […]

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

 Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has stated that citizens’ support remained the only option to the elimination and prevention of Gender Based Violence. Mr Tsogwane said this at the Gender Based Violence (GBV) meeting organised by Botswana Police and Security Association of Botswana in Letlhakane on August 31. Gender Based Violence or its fear, he […]

Women Entrepreneurship in Bio-sciences Is Critical – Dr Gloria Somolekae

Women Entrepreneurship in Bio-sciences Is  Critical – Dr Gloria Somolekae

 Women have been encouraged to participate in bio sciences in order to produce cutting edge technology that could add economic value to the lives of people. This was said by Botswana Innovation Hub board chairperson, Dr Gloria Somolekae during the Female in Bio-sciences Businesses (FemBioBiz) awards on August 23, where four women were awarded for […]

Adventist Women Fight Gender Violence

Adventist Women Fight Gender Violence

Violence against women and children has become a pandemic in Botswana, says Local Government and Rural Development Assistant Minister Botlogile Tshireletso. Officiating at the Seventh Day Adventist women’s “END IT NOW” campaign in Mahalapye on August 19, she said the plight of people attacked in their homes and subjected to all forms of abuse could […]

‘Stop Gender Based Violence’ – Ms Elizabeth Kerekang

‘Stop Gender Based Violence’ – Ms Elizabeth Kerekang

 The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs “strongly condemns the violence that continues to be perpetrated in the country especially on women and children.” A press release from the ministry states that the country has overtime witnessed violent actions inflicted mostly on women and girls as well as children in general. “Shocking to the […]

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