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Changing roles of women in Botswana

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Published by Administrator in Botswana Society on behalf of Supa-Ngwao Museum Society, Francistown

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      • Includes bibliographical references.Proceedings of the Conference on Changing Roles of Women in Botswana, organised by the Supa-Ngwao Museum Society, Saturday 31st October 1992 at the Y.W.C.A. Francistown--P. ii.

        StatementBotswana Society on behalf of Supa-Ngwao Museum Society, Francistown
        PublishersBotswana Society on behalf of Supa-Ngwao Museum Society, Francistown
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        LC Classifications1993
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 107 p. :
        Number of Pages75
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 109991260218
        Series
        1
        2no. 6.
        3Occasional paper (Botswana Society) ;

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Botswana has been one of the few African countries, making positive efforts to balance gender inequality. Khama III and his third wife, Sefhakwane, taken in 1896 by Reverend Willoughby. Such efforts are already making a difference. Schools have choral and dance groups, and young people may receive grants to develop song-drama groups.

Because of this, many women became heavily involved with the church, helping to set up church schools. Although more girls were attending, the British education system in place meant that they were taught domestic science while boys were taught practical subjects, reinforcing the gender divide. Toddlers continue to be indulged; adults encourage them to learn words, and jokingly threaten them with beatings or being taken away by passing police.

The Okavango Delta, in the north, is a large inland delta, and people there fish and farm on its flooded banks; tourists are drawn to the large numbers of wildlife that congregate in the area.

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Indeed, in many dikgotla, ethnic minority groups were not allowed to speak, or their voices were significantly discounted. Although all citizens are guaranteed access to land, there have been many complaints about land board allocation; the association of "tribal" land with the dominant Tswana polities has produced demands by some minority groups for tribal lands of their own.

The study further showed the cases of sexual violence are high among girls aged Changing roles of women in Botswana and below in conflict and post-conflict countries of the DRC, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Guinea, Central African Republic, Senegal, and Cameroon are some of the countries having a tremendous gender-related academic imbalance. Although presently excluded from construction activities, women have in the past constituted substantial proportions of builders in many countries worldwide.

This change in attitude is due to the MenCare programme, which is helping to change minds about the value of women and what it means to be a man. The country managed to reduce its head count poverty rate from 47 percent in 1993 to 30.

There is also an advisory House of Chiefs, composed of the heads of the eight Tswana polities, and of chiefs elected from districts outside those polities.