Country Botswana
Year 2008
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The situation analysis of gender-based violence in Botswana was conducted in September - December 2008 by Peer Consultants.

The aim of the study was to:

  • Describe the forms, incidence, causes and impact of gender-based violence (GBV) over the period 1995-2008.
  • Describe the links between GBV and HIV/AIDS.
  • Review interventions implemented in Botswana to address GBV - legal and policy reform, strengthening the administration of justice, legal aid and counselling support to GBV survivors, and public education designed to prevent GBV.
  • Identify key priorities, opportunities, and gaps and make recommendations on fresh and intensified efforts to address GBV.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Botswana to the questionnaire on violence against women, November 2009