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Botswana GBV Prevention and Support Centre (BGBVC)

WHO WE ARE
The Botswana GBV Prevention and Support Centre (BGBVC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Kagisano Society, with the aim of preventing and responding to Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Botswana. Registration Number: CR12981 

VISION
BGBVC strives to be a leading organization for ending gender-based violence in Botswana

OUR MISSION
The Mission of Botswana GBV Prevention and Support Centre is to support women, men, girls and boys experiencing and affected by GBV in Botswana by providing temporary shelter, counselling, community outreach and education, and staff and volunteer development as well as conducting research. BGBVC intentions are to create a society that is well vested in the complexities of gender issues and is more tolerant and free from gender based violence as well as provide support to those many men, women and children who suffer gender based violence. BGBVC will continue to provide shelter to women and children who are in imminent danger as a result of gender based violence. We take pride in that we are not only responsive to issues of survivors of GBV, but are vigorously involved in enlightening communities on how to identify, prevent and respond to GBV with the ultimate aim of creating a society that is free from gender based violent.

Identification & Demystification

Identification & Demystification

Identification and demystification of gender norms that fuel gender based violence in different societies.
Education

Education

Promoting healthy families through education that will eventually lead to gender based free society
Awareness

Awareness

Creating awareness in communities and building their capacity to prevent and respond to GBV and HIV
  • Ability to integrate services, in particular GBV and HIV, to meet the multiple needs of clients.
  • Strategy for community engagement through community influencers to facilitate access to treatment, care and support services.
  • Adequate country coverage for the prevention and response to GBV and HIV.
  • Presence in USAID and to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria priority areas for the interventions on HIV prevention and response.
  • Experience in implementing and reporting on USAID and Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria supported projects.

BGBVC has staff capable of offering training on gender and gender based violence.

  • Two (2) staff members trained in Understanding Gender Based Violence in Development Context, from Kimmage Open Distance Education (KODE) in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Two staff members have been accredited as trainers with the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) on gender and gender based violence.
  • BGBVC through its Research and Training Unit has developed training modules on gender and gender based violence.
    • Module 1: Understanding and addressing gender inequality
    • Module 2: Understanding causes and consequences of gender based violence.
    • Module 3: Responding to cases of gender based violence.
    • Module 10: Entrepreneurship and Business Management

Modules 1 and 2 have already been piloted and eight (8) more modules are still to be developed.

WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT BGBVC?

  • We would like to invite you to be a part of supporting this worthy cause. The kind of work that we do changes lives of women, men and their families for the better and we would like you to be a part of this work.
  • We are highly knowledgeable in our work
  • We are a highly reputable organisation
  • We believe that you have all it takes to support our cause.

HOW MUCH IS NEEDED TO SUPPORT BGBVC GOALS?

  • To successfully run its programs, BGBVC spends at least P500000.00 monthly, totalling P6 000 000 annually. This amount does not come from one donor. We have different institutions and individuals who contribute towards this, both cash wise and in kind. We encourage an open dialogue between ourselves and our partners to establish their kind and level of support.

Physical Address: Plot 6062/3 Extension 19 Broadhurst, Gaborone

  • Email: support@bgbvc.org.bw
  • Phone: +267 3907659
  • Fax: +267 3908691

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