Botswana, Southern Africa: The Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture, through the Gender Affairs Department, hosted a football game in Salajwe on Saturday.
The football game was held under the theme “Kick the ball, not the woman” as an activation activity leading towards the commemoration day of International Men’s Day that will be held in the village on 18th November 2022.
International Men’s Day primarily celebrates the positive value that men bring to their communities, their families, and the world.
The commemoration of this day will provide an opportunity to lobby men and the wider community to introspect, desist from crime and seek alternatives to improve their socio-economic status as well as gender relations.
The event attracted a larger audience who also came to keep their health in check as the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre, together with BOCAIP, provided HIV testing services.
Gender-Based Violence prevention messages were also shared at this event.
The Ministry will tomorrow host a football game between Cabinet and Members of Parliament at the National Stadium. Gaborone West and Old Naledi community teams will lock horns as curtain raisers ahead of this game at 1600hrs.