Almost a quarter of women experienced abuse during their pregnancy


of working women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace

Less than half

of Botswana – 46% of women and 43% of men are aware of the Domestic Violence Act.

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) is a non-governmental organisation committed to integrating an ethical, legal and human rights approach into Botswana’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


BONELA was launched as a component of the Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities Project in September 1995 and registered under the Societies Act in early 2002.


Sisters For Change, in its role as consortium member of the Equality & Justice Alliance, is supporting BONELA in its UN advocacy efforts calling for improved Government responses to combat violence against women and girls in Botswana.