Civil Society National Country Convening
November, 2018
The EJA convened a national meeting of civil society LGBT and women’s rights organisations in Botswana in November 2018. The event provided a space for diverse civil society organisations to come together to deliberate, discuss and build consensus around intersectional discrimination and how to develop shared platforms for advocacy and legal reform to enhance equality and protection for all. The specific country context of Botswana and the challenges posed by strong patriarchal structures, conservative cultural gender norms and limited civil society space were also considered in discussions that focused on how to achieve inclusive national movement building and civil society organisational sustainability.

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