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Onkokame Ratanang Mosweu

11 November 2013, Botswana

"Mr O" as he is affectionately known to many who love and appreciate his sense of humor, character and work ethic. Mr O identifies 100% as city boy having been born in the center of the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone. This A-List fun and lifestyle fanatic currently works for the first and only LGB organization in Botswana, LEGABIBO, where he manages projects focusing on advocacy of LGBTI human and health rights. He leads the campaign by training and raising awareness of LGBTI rights among the public in his home country. Mr O brings a forever-growing skill in advocacy, law, public relations and human rights to the table (he graduated from the University of Johannesburg).


Mr O describes himself as a reserved and passionate young man, always eager to learn new things and make small changes in many spheres of life. He recently received an appointment by the Botswana Government to serve on the National Gender Board where his tasks include, but are not limited to, organising and coordinating programs aimed at empowering abused women and children on topics ranging from gender based violence, law, human rights, HIV/AIDS; and exploring economic entrepreneurship to share with women.


He has been involved in high-level stakeholder discussions and dialogue on issues of LGBTI rights and welfare, women’s rights and children’s rights in Botswana.
He is the first cisgender man to be a regional media correspondent among Iranti-org’s network of media experts.


“At the end of my life, I want either have written things worth reading about, or lived a life worth writing about.”


Live and let live...

 

November 2013

 

 

 

AUTHOR

Ratanang Mosweu

Ratanang Mosweu, Advocacy Coordinator at LEGABIBO, Botswana. Photo by Jabu Pereira, Iranti-org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event review by Mosweu

Rainbow Leaders workshop in Sweden

11 November 2013, Sweden

Many a times in LGBTI movements we become so “accustomed” to the training and workshops provided by different stakeholders, that sometimes we fail to take the privileges and opportunities provided through these sessions seriously. We forget to assess where we are coming from and appreciate, among other things, the extent of our work in moving the agenda forward and the simple things, such as the power of thought.

Rainbow Leaders workshop in Sweden review by Ratanang Mosweu

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
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