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GBV spreads during lockdown

GBV spreads during lockdown

Both genders affected as tensions rise

Incidents of domestic Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Botswana soared during the past two months of lockdown, Women Against Rape (WAR) - a Non-Government Organisation based in Maun - has revealed.

The scourge was not restricted to women either.

A record number of men left home to seek temporary accommodation at shelters traditionally used to house women and children who fled or were removed from a violent home environment.

Speaking to Okavango Voice this week, social workers at WAR revealed that since the country went into lockdown on April 3...

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