Country Botswana
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Government of Botswana enacted the Cybercrime and Computer Related Crimes Act in 2018 to combat cybercrime and computer related crimes, to repress criminal activities perpetrated through computer systems and to facilitate the collection of electronic evidence. This piece of legislation is instrumental in protecting citizens including violence against women and girls facilitated by technology (online sexual harassment, online stalking, and non-consensual sharing of intimate images). The Act criminalises publishing, production and possession of child pornography in addition to accessing the same via any medium (Part I, Paragraph 19); as well as revenge pornography (Part II, Paragraph 20). 

Source of Information

Botswana's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.40

For more information: Cybercrime and Computer Related Crimes Act 2018