Wise Up programme uses theatre to raise awareness among youth in Botswana about HIV/AIDS
MAUN, Botswana, 5 December 2013 – “I was one angry teenager,” says Tumisang Tsheko, 20.
Lay counsellors support Botswana’s health workers – and the country’s fight against HIV/AIDS
GABARONE, Botswana, 25 November 2013 – In a small office in a busy health clinic, Esther Tebatso spends much of her day dealing with what is sometimes the most traumatic moment in a person’s life: giving a 15-minute rapid HIV test for pregnant mothers.
UNICEF Executive Director and President of UNICEF Executive Board visit youth programmes that strike at HIV/AIDS in Botswana - and beyond
GABORONE, Botswana, 5 March 2013 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and President of the UNICEF Executive Board, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations H.E. Mr. Jarmo Viinanen, are currently in Botswana to attend the global thematic consultation on health in the post-2015 development agenda.
Botswana's Parliament strengthens the implementation of the Children’s Act
GABORONE, Botswana, 9 April 2012 – The Parliament of Botswana has committed to strengthening the implementation of the national Children’s Act. The Children’s Act promotes and protects the rights of children in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
UNICEF Botswana launches new website
GABORONE , Botswana, 16 December 2011 – The UNICEF Botswana office has launched a website, a platform for highlighting the organization’s programmes and for announcing news and events related to UNICEF’s projects and partners in Botswana.
Botswana commemorates the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
GABORONE, Botswana, 9 December 2011 – Sixteen years have passed since Botswana ratified the Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC). To commemorate this anniversary, UNICEF organized an art fair for 50 children with disabilities. ‘Thari ya Bana – Reflections on the Children of Botswana 2011’, the second edition of a report on the situation of children in the country, was also launched to mark the occasion.
Teen centres provide a refuge for adolescents living with HIV in Botswana
GABORONE, Botswana, 23 March 2011 – A first kiss for teenagers is often awkward but heavily romanticized in the recounting. But for Katlego, an energetic and cheerful 18-year-old, it is a painful memory of trust betrayed.
UNICEF and University of Botswana launch joint publication on CRC anniversary
GABORONE, Botswana, 20 January 2011 – Marking more than 21 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly and over 15 years since Botswana ratified the Convention, UNICEF and the University of Botswana have launched a joint publication, ‘Thari ya Bana: Reflections on Children in Botswana.’
Faith-based organizations focus on children’s rights in Botswana
GABORONE, Botswana, 17 December 2009 - The devastating impact of HIV and AIDS in Botswana has directed much of the country’s attention to children’s survival. To ensure that children’s rights remain a priority here as well, faith-based organizations are lending a hand.
Cholera outbreaks raise concern in nine Southern African countries
NEW YORK, USA, 10 March 2009 – With the peak of the rainy season already months past, cholera remains a problem for the governments of nine Southern African countries.
Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro speaks about child labor in Botswana
GABORONE, Botswana, 15 April 2008 – Around the world, 158 million children aged 5-14 are engaged in some form of child labour – one child in every six. In sub-Saharan Africa, the proportion is even higher. However, many countries are only just becoming aware of the extent of this problem.
Tsholo’s Digital Diary: Tapping the potential of youth to change lives in Botswana
NEW YORK, USA, 10 August 2007 – Tsholofelo Selufaro, 18, is excited to be behind a microphone and takes every opportunity to interview members of her community on such topics as poverty, girls’ rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Youth-driven discussion panel seeks ways to end child trafficking in Botswana
KASANE, Botswana, 23 July 2007 – Last month, about 25 children from Kasane took part in a forum to discuss the issue of combating child trafficking with their local community leaders. The youth discussion panel, which was organised by UNICEF Botswana, was held in commemoration of this year’s Day of the African Child, of which child trafficking is the main focus.
Botswana launches State of the World’s Children 2007 report on gender equality
GABORONE, Botswana, 9 May 2007 – A lively group gathered here last month as UNICEF Representative in Botswana Barbara Reynolds launched UNICEF’s flagship publication, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2007’. The subject of the report is the double dividend that gender equality pays for both women and their children in terms of health, education and development.
Botswana radio training helps young people speak their minds for all to hear
NEW YORK, 10 November 2006 – Thirteen children between the ages of 10 and 16 recently completed a radio production training workshop in Gabarone, Botswana.
Botswana wireless company supports UNICEF efforts for orphaned children
GABORONE, Botswana, 30 June 2006 – Hot on the heels of the launch of the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign here last month, Botswana’s primary mobile telephone company, Mascom Wireless, has donated $127,000 to UNICEF orphan care projects.
Children’s march helps launch HIV/AIDS campaign in Botswana
GABORONE, Botswana, 15 May 2006 – More than 300 children marched through Botswana’s capital city on Friday to launch their country’s UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign. Dressed in matching yellow campaign t-shirts, they brought morning traffic to a standstill while chanting songs about HIV/AIDS prevention and calling attention to issues that directly affect their future.
Diarrhoea epidemic leads to threat of severe malnutrition in Botswana
GABORONE, Botswana, 2 May 2006 – Here in the capital of Botswana, where hundreds of children have already died during a diarrhoea epidemic this year, hundreds more are now severely malnourished.
‘Telling the Story’ of girls’ education
GABORONE, Botswana, 8 December 2005 – For 21-year-old Boipelo Semere, a third-year student at the University of Botswana, the law degree she will soon receive is only one measure of success.
A shining example, a stark warning – A special World AIDS Day report on the impact of HIV/AIDS in Botswana
GABORONE, Botswana, 1 December 2005 – They’re hardly seen under their breathing masks, the only sound is the hissing of the respiratory machine as their little chests heave in a desperate effort simply to breathe . . . this is the face of AIDS at Botswana’s Princess Marina’s hospital in the capital Gaborone.