When the African Women’s Development Fund invited Lorato Moalusi-Sakufiwa to the CEO Forum’s Leadership and Governance programme, a Capacity Building initiative, it would plant a small seed that would bear fruit over a broad reach of the organisation’s programmes. “For me gaining leadership skills and then leading this organisation so that, in turn, it can start building the capacity of other organisations, was a big impact,” said MoalusiSakufiwa. “There was value in being in a partnership with the leadership programme because we were able to support the leadership of other organisations.”
Moalusi-Sakufiwa is the director of the Kagisano Society Women’s Shelter in Botswana and, in 2013, the organisation received USD 20,000 from the AWDF, under their Women’s Human Rights thematic area, in order to keep the organisation’s shelter running through the provision of adequate bedding, cooking utensils and improved safety measures. The Kagisano Society Women’s Shelter was established in1998 in response to violence against women (VAW) in Botswana. Their vision is to be a leading organisation for ending violence against women in the country. The shelter does so by providing temporary shelter, counselling, community education and outreach, and completing advocacy on critical issues connected to the security of women.
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