HOPE Palapye (Botswana)
Humana People to People Botswana implemented the program Total Community Mobilization (TCE) in Central Serowe district from year 2001 to 2005. HOPE Humana Palapye continued the HIV work since then with community mobilization for prevention, testing and care. HOPE Humana Palapye has in 2016 expanded its work to reach mine workers and ex-mine workers with an intensive Tuberculosis program. HOPE Humana Palapye project started Farmers’ Clubs during 2017 to organize 250 small holder farmers. In 2020 HOPE Humana Palapye will implement the Gender Based Violence and Discrimination. The project will support putting in structures the following; build capacity for all stakeholders and also reach out to the targeted communities.
The idea of the project is to contribute to the country vision of ending new HIV infections by strengthening gender based violence activities as one of key drivers of HIV infections. The overall project aim is to build the capacity of communities, service providers and traditional leaders in Palapye to fight Gender Based Violence (GBV) and discrimination. This will entail training on Human Rights, Gender Issues and Gender Based Violence to Paralegals, Government Officers, Police, Staff of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and Community Leaders. This will impart skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavior to identify and prevent Gender Based Violence, enhance skills and strategies for community mobilization for fighting Gender Based Violence and changing social norms and culture.
The project will reach 4600 women and girls, train 10 paralegals, 50 Local leaders, 20 Community Based Organizations & Civil Society Organization, 17 men and boys, 50 staff of CSOs and 50 political, religious and traditional leaders. Establishment of 2 Human Rights (HR) Clubs in 1 junior and 1 secondary school.