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Oct 14, 2022

2022 DUSUSU Award for Gender Minister Category Presented to Hon. Annah Mokgethi, the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs for Botswana

The DUSUSU Awards Committee is delighted to announce that the 2022 DUSUSU Award for the Gender Minister Category has been bestowed upon Hon. Annah Mokgethi, Minister of Labour and Home Affairs for Botswana. This esteemed recognition is in acknowledgment of her exceptional achievements in promoting gender equality and development, as well as her unwavering dedication to the realization of the Botswana government's objectives, as guided by the National Policy on Gender and Development and the National Strategy Towards Ending Gender-Based Violence.

Hon. Annah Mokgethi's relentless efforts and remarkable progress in advancing gender equality have set her apart as a true champion for women's rights and empowerment in Botswana. Under her capable leadership, significant milestones have been achieved in the pursuit of gender equality and the promotion of social justice.

Through her vision and implementation of comprehensive initiatives, Hon. Mokgethi has been instrumental in driving gender-responsive policies across Botswana. Her deep commitment to gender mainstreaming within government institutions has led to the meaningful inclusion of women in decision-making processes, resulting in a more equitable society.

Furthermore, Hon. Mokgethi's resolute commitment to combatting gender-based violence has been commendable. Throughout her esteemed tenure as Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Hon. Annah Mokgethi has been unwavering in her commitment to ensuring the empowerment and protection of vulnerable individuals in society. Her efforts have been instrumental in driving substantive change, formulating groundbreaking legislation, and establishing essential programs. These initiatives have fostered a more inclusive and just society for the people of Botswana.

The DUSUSU Award for the Gender Minister Category signifies the wider recognition and appreciation of Hon. Annah Mokgethi's transformative leadership and outstanding contributions to fostering positive change. Her tireless efforts have manifested in substantial advancements in promoting gender equality, women's rights, and the overall well-being of vulnerable populations.

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