Child/Adolescent Protection and Participation

Botswana Parliament discusses the “unfinished” development agenda for children, the implementation of the Children’s Act (2009) and the role of the National Council for Children

Police Officers Train for Child Protection

Ministry of Local Government launches key documents on child welfare/protection with the support of UNICEF

NACA Launches "Wise Up" Campaign

Botswana Juvenile Justice System


Wise Up Campain Situation Analysis/Background

Botswana is one of the countries hardest hit by HIV in the world.  By 2008 HIV prevalence was estimated at 17.6[1]% in the general population.  HIV prevalence among boys and girls is almost the same for up to 14 years of age.  However, among the age groups 15-19 and 20-24 years girls are twice likely to be infected as boys.  The 2008 Botswana AIDS Impact survey shows that about 18 000 children aged 10 -19 are HIV positive. Many of these adolescents are undiagnosed and therefore do not know their status.  <Read more>






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