How can research put to use contribute to unlocking the potential of girls and women in Lobatse, Botswana? This article, first published by University of Botswana and produced by Mhitshane Reetsang as part of a Research Uptake Communications [RUC2014] coaching programme, tells the story of how the interpretation of policy be implementers with discriminatory gender norms can undo well-meaning policy. It also suggests where change needs to happen for roleplayers to unlearn and address skewed gender decision-making.
This blog, from the University of Botswana, is the thirteenth in this blog series*. More information about the RUC 2014 campaign can be found here.