Roundtable discussion on women’s access to justice in Botswana

The ICJ, Metlhaetsile and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) held a multi-stakeholder roundtable dialogue on women’s access to justice in Gaborone, Botswana from 20-21 November 2012.

The event, which is a key step in an ongoing ICJ initiative on women’s access to justice in Botswana, brought together a group of experts to discuss and review a draft ICJ/Metlhaetsile/FES report on the obstacles to justice women continue to face in Botswana.

Participants included attorneys, representatives of NGOs and government agencies, human rights defenders, and members of the judiciary.

The forthcoming report will capture and explore the accounts of barriers received from stakeholders accross Botswana through field research during 2011-2012.

It will include information on the relationship between the gaps in the realization of economic and social rights and the obstacles faced by women to access justice.

It will also identify a series of responsive recommendations elaborated by roundtable participants.

NewsWeb stories