Special Courts To Tackle Violence Against Women in Botswana

Botswana is setting up special courts dedicated to gender-based violence (GBV) and related cases to protect women, children and other vulnerable groups. The government has moved to establish the courts after women's rights advocates warned that the Covid-19 lockdown curbs were exacerbating high rates of GBV by trapping many women at home with abusers. They hope this will bring swifter justice to victims of sexual and domestic abuse.

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