Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Have you been harassed or arrested in BOTSWANA because of your same-sex relationship?
Yes, it is against the law to be gay, lesbian or trans
Yes, but it is not against the law
In January 2013 the UPR 15th session reviewed Botswana and thirteen other countries. The NGOs’ reports had been sent, as it is compulsory, seven months before the review session. Caine Jason Kaene Youngman, a staunch member of LEGABIBO (Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana), an ILGA member since 2005, attended the session.
Interview by Patricia Curzi. >>>
December 2012: Ms. Alice Mogwe, Executive Director of Ditswhanelo.
Ms. Mogwe was invited by UPR Info to speak at their UPR pre-session on Botswana held on 29 November. Ditswhanelo is one of the organisations which submitted an NGO joint report together with other groups, including the LGBT group LEGABIBO.She explains in the video how this engagement has been useful to advance human rights in Botswana. >>>