About Bonela

About BONELA

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS is a non-governmental organisation committed to integrating an ethical, legal and human rights approach into Botswana’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. To download the BONELA brochure click on the language of your choice. (EnglishSetswana)

BRIEF HISTORY

The idea for BONELA was launched as a component of the Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities Project in September 1995 and registered under the Societies Act in early 2002.

BONELA is governed by a Board, elected every two years and reflecting a range of professional experience. The daily work of BONELA is carried out by its full-time staff. With a non-profit mandate, BONELA primarily receives financial assistance from local and international donor organisations but also raises funds through the sale of publications, other activities, and the support of individuals and members.

Vision

Making the right to health a reality in Botswana.

Mission

We will work to ensure protection, promotion and fulfllments of the right to health in Botswana.


PROMOTION

-  Dissimination of evidence (see above) through direct engagement.
-  Strategising with others CSOs to make change (e.g. developing advocacy messages: testing policy briefs: etc)
-  Coordinating and alligning our efforts (a cotribution to movement building.)
-  Speaking with one voice: talking action together
-  Participating in key policy forum to ensure that important issues are raised; sharing policy briefs and alternative policies
-  Responding publicy to emerging issues from a health and human right perspective

PROTECTION
-  Human Right Monitoring
-  Commission research
-  Monitoring and Evaluation of the effects and impact resulting from all the areas of BONELA’s work
- Formulating policy briefs and alternative policies

-  Publishing reports as well as effective narratives, and packaging these in forms that are accessible and easy to use by various media
-  Generating policy and practical solutions for health rights fulfllment, through the design, delivery and documentation of effective projects, services and interventions

 

FULFILMENT
-  Building the capacity of and/or partnering with, other CSOs to implement projects
-  Movement building; open up spaces for marginalised voice to speak for themselves and be heard

-  Building and supporting state capacity to address the health rights of vulnerable groups (advisory/technical assistance role)
-Strategic Litigation
 
VALUES: Passion, Integrity, Commitment, Botho/Humannes


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