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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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June 18, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment in both the private and public sectors. Sexual harassment committed by a public officer is considered misconduct and punishable by termination, potentially with forfeiture of all retirement benefits, suspension with loss of pay and benefits for up to three months, reduction in rank or pay, deferment or stoppage of a pay raise, or reprimand. Nonetheless, sexual harassment, particularly by men in positions of authority, including teachers, was widespread" (pg 14).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee is deeply concerned that section 15 (4) of the Constitution exempts adoption, marriage, divorce, burial and devolution of property on death and other matters of personal law from the constitutional provision of non-discrimination, indicating violations by the State party of rights set forth in the Convention, in particular articles 2 and 16 of the Convention" (pg 3). "The Committee is concerned about the existence of the dual legal system of Roman-Dutch law and customary law, which results in continuing discrimination against women, particularly in the field of marriage and family relations. The Committee reiterates the concern expressed in the concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee (CCPR/C/BWA/CO/1) regarding...more
June 1, 2021, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee is concerned that, although Botswana ratified the Convention in 1996 without reservations, the Convention still has not been domesticated as part of Botswana law. It notes with concern that, short of such full domestication, the relevance of the Convention has not yet been established in the State party. However, the Committee welcomes that fact that despite the non-domestication of the Convention, the judiciary is of the opinion that Botswana laws should be interpreted in line with international instruments, including the Convention. The Committee is further concerned that, although section 3 of the Constitution affirms the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sex among other grounds, neither the...more
June 1, 2021, 2:51 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee notes with appreciation the review by the State party in 1997 of existing legislation and the passing of new legislation affecting the status of women with the view to align them with the provisions of the Convention. It particularly welcomes the amendments made to the Citizenship Act of 1995 and 2003, the Mines and Quarries Act of 1996, the Criminal procedures and Evidence Act of 1997, the Deed Registry Act of 1996, the Penal Code of 1998 and 2004, the Affiliations Proceedings Act of 1999, the Public Service Act of 2000, the Marriage Act of 2001 and the Employment Act of 1996. It takes note with appreciation the...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Botswana were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were new 4.36 HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Botswana" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Botswana was 54.0 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Botswana was 54.0 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Botswana was 30.2% (p 66).
April 23, 2021, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The threats for women travelers in Botswana are no greater than in Europe, and travelling around Botswana shouldn't be too difficult or unpleasant for women. However, unaccompanied women should be cautious in clubs or bars and avoid walking alone in city parks or empty streets at night" (para 12).
April 23, 2021, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women travelers are pretty safe in Botswana with most locals tending to be polite and respectful. The only time a woman traveler might be hassled is if they are in a bar alone and might receive some unwanted attention from a guy (local or non-local) who has had one too many drinks. Use your common sense as you would where ever you travel. Avoid walking alone at night or in poorly lit streets. It's also a good idea to dress modestly particularly in rural locations. In the more touristy spots, it's more acceptable to wear shorter sleeves and shorts" (para 13-15). Taken from a travel website, Botswana is considered to...more
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Botswana were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Botswana was 63.6 years for males and 68.4 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Botswana was 36 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Botswana was 144 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Botswana was 144 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Botswana is 50.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 16, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Ask Kgosi Kebinatshwene Mosielele of Manyana about polygamy and he will tell you that if it has worked in the past it can work today. A strong proponent of rarely heard polygamous families, he contends such can, to large extent, avert today’s social ills. 'In customary law polygamy is legal, it only requires us to formalise it. We know that in the past polygamy was a part of our culture and we rarely heard of such things as divorce, abortion, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and many other social ills happening today, polygamy can be the answer to these problems,' he says" (para 2-3).
March 16, 2021, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In customary law polygamy is legal, it only requires us to formalise it" (para 3).
March 16, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In justifying polygamy, Kgosi Mosielele explained that customary law allows a man to marry the first wife and with the permission of the wife and the family, he can take the second, third and the fourth wife. He said in the past the practice mostly applied when the first wife was barren and divorce was not allowed... Thabiso Gulubane of Maphwakwane & Partners in Gaborone says Polygamy is a bit hard to explain in Botswana. “Legally, only a marriage between a single man and woman is permissible, though there is a notable loophole. A man can marry his first wife (or village wife) under customary law, and then marry his...more
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Ghana
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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