Women's Organisations


Botswana Adult Education Association
P.O. Box 1409
Tel: (267) 301150
Fax: (267) 312525

Botswana Coalition For Beijing
Private Bag 00366
Tel: (267) 309555
Fax: (267) 309555

Botswana Council Of Refugees

Botswana Council of Women
PO Box 339, Gaborone.

Ditsbwanelo (Human Rights Organization)

Emang Basadi Women's Association
Plot 1014, Boipelego Close, African Mall
Extension 2, Gabarone, Botswana
Postal address: Private Bag 00470
Gabarone, Botswana
Tel: (267) 309335/359424
Fax: (267) 309335
Objectives: To identify the problem issues related to women through discussion and research, in particular participatory research; to develop action-oriented strategies with a view to changing the socio-economic and legal position of women in Botswana; to mobilise and increase awareness among women and the public in general about the specific problems faced by women in all sectors of the Botswana society; to highlight the role of, and enhance concrete recognition of women's participation in national development; to work towards greater social equality and the removal of all cultural and legal barriers which hinder the advancement of women.

Metlhaetsile Women's Information Centre
Private Bag 42,
Tel: 377347
Fax: 314635

National Institute of Development Research and Documentation (NIR)
Women and Gender Issues Section of the Documentation Centre
Private Bag UB 00708
Tel: +267 355 2926
Fax: +267 357 573
E-mail: Rathapos@noka.ub.bw
Founded as the documentation centre of the University of Botswana, the NIR later expanded to include a research unit on the environment, education, and rural development. In 1993, a unit focusing on gender research was established (appr. 500 items). Research at the NIR is carried out by the institutes staff and researchers working on specific projects. The centre currently has 18 fulltime academic staff members, four of which are documentalists. NIR also specializes in the collection of grey material on women and development in Botswana.

NGO Coalition-Botswana
C/O Worldview Foundation, Pvt. Bag 00306
Tel: 351767
Fax: 357767

University of Botswana Library Gender Collection
Private Bag 00390
Tel: +267 355 2307
Fax: +267 300 644
E-mail: mbambob@noka.ub.bw
URL: http://www.ub.bw
The library started as part of the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The gender collection is maintained by the Social Sciences Librarian. The National Institute of Research and Document (NIR), the university's documentation centre, collects grey literature on women in Botswana.

Women And Law Of Southern Africa Research Trust

Women's Affairs Department
Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs
Private Bag 002
Gaborone, Botswana

Women Affairs Division
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Private Bag 00185
Gaborone, Botswana
Tele: and Fax 267-309.222
Telex 2994 Homes BD
Objectives: Ensuring and facilitating the involvement and integration of women in the development process of Botswana; To co-ordinate women's activities; To disseminate information for and about women; To liase with government ministries and NGOs on women related issues; To formulate national policy on women in development; To work on strategies and mechanisms for the integration of women into the development process; To review and advise on laws that affect the status of women; To advise government on the impact of state policies women; To monitor and evaluate implementation of programmes and conventions adopted by the government on the rights of women. Languages: English and Setswana.

Worldview Botswana - Dilomakwati
Private Bag 00366
Tel: (267) 357767
Fax: (267) 357767

Young Women Christian Association Botswana (YWCA)
P.O.Box 359
Gaborone, Botswana

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