Gaborone & Nationwide

Ditshwanelo and LeGaBiBo
Ditshwanelo is "the Botswana Centre for Human Rights, an established human rights organization that has been outspoken and tireless in advocating for the fundamental rights of gay and lesbian people. Through the work of Ditshwanelo, the only gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) organization of Botswana, LeGaBiBo, was founded. To this day, LeGaBiBo continues to use the Ditshwanelo offices for its work. Established in 1993, Ditshwanelo was founded by Botswana-based non-governmental organizations and individuals committed to human rights. This core group integrated the rights of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people into their work. In light of the recurring incidents of homophobia within southern Africa, Ditshwanelo is a testament to advocacy for GLB human rights by a mainstream organization." [quote source: IGLHRC]

DITSHWANELO - Botswana Centre for Human Rights
Private Bag 00416
2732 Hospital Way Extension 9
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: 267 306998
Fax: 267 307778

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Awarded for Dedication
Ditshwanelo received the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission FDS 2000 Award, which "seeks to honor organizations and/or individuals that have made significant contributions toward securing the human rights and freedoms of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, sexual conduct between consenting adults, gender identity, or HIV status, anywhere in the world."

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