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Women in Botswana

Posted on October 14, 2020


Today, almost all households in Botswana are headed by women. Yet, gender inequality still persists where some local men may not address women directly but rather speak or direct questions to men travelers only. The law criminalizes rape but does not recognize spousal rape as a crime. The law prohibits sexual harassment in both the private and public sectors. By law women have the same civil rights and legal status under the constitution as men, but societal discrimination persists.

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