DTC Botswana Supports WoMen Against Rape in Maun

During the course of 2019, DTC Botswana was involved in numerous community and capacity building projects. The nature of projects DTC Botswana supported through funding are those that have a strong inclination towards capacity building, enterprise development and most importantly women & children.

Some of these projects included the construction of a boundary wall at WoMen Against Rape, Maun. Established in 1995, WoMen Against Rape is one of only two organisations in Botswana supporting the recovery of survivors, seeking justice and advocating for positive social change in communities. For over 20 years, WoMen Against Rape (WAR) has been at the forefront of campaigning against sexual violence. WAR has been influential in changing attitudes and in changing laws that affect women and children in Botswana. WAR has grown into a fully-fledged organisation with its own offices and counselling facility, a shelter /safe house for survivors of violence and fifteen staff members that are strategically guided by a board of trustees.

DTC Botswana has been in partnership with WAR since 2018. This partnership has included building a boundary wall for the shelter, which is worth P268,310 and was completed in April 2019 as well as renovation of ablution facilities which was completed end of December 2018.

At the handover event, Ms Mabel Mangwegape, Human Resources Manager at DTC Botswana said, “DTC Botswana continues to be passionate about giving back to communities across Botswana. One of DTC Botswana’s CSI pillars include women and children hence deeming it fit for us to collaborate with WoMen Against Rape. We hope and wish this investment will help make the women and children feel protected from the violence they have had to regrettably encounter. WoMen Against Rape is not only a safe house or a place victims turns to, we see it as a family of loving volunteers that continue to take time away from their own families to provide a positive impact in the lives of this community.’’

WoMen Against Rape Board Chairperson, Ms Kitso Moetedi thanked DTC Botswana for continuing to support and standby WAR throughout the years.

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