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. (English, Setswana)

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 human rights a reality in the response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic in Botswana.

Mission

BONELA is a national network of individuals and organizations that promotes a just and inclusive environment that contributes to the quality of life for people affected by HIV and AIDS through advocacy, capacity building and building a network of individuals and organizations

Values

In order to ensure alignment of behaviour to organisational requirements and to ensure resonance with the national agenda and organisational appropriateness in facilitating a culture necessary carry out the strategic plan, while meeting stakeholder expectations, in line with the spirit of Botswana’s Vision 2016, the organisation has defined its as follows:-

  • Botho (as defined by the government of Botswana, loosely translated means “humane behaviour”. It “defines a process for earning respect by first giving it, and to gain empowerment by empowering others. It encourages people to applaud rather than resent those who succeed. It disapproves of anti-social, disgraceful, inhuman and criminal behaviour, and encourages social justice for all.”)
  • Integrity
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Passion

Strategic Organization Goal
Making human rights a reality in the response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic in Botswana.

Organizational Purpose
Promote a just and inclusive environment that contributes to the quality of life for people affected by HIV and AIDS through advocacy, capacity building and building a network of individuals and organizations.

Organizational Objectives/Results
To facilitate the realization of human rights for people affected by HIV and AIDS in the national response to HIV in Botswana through monitoring human rights, raising awareness and strengthening partnerships by December 2014.

Our purpose

BONELA exists to facilitate the realization of human rights for people affected by HIV/AIDS in the national response to HIV in Botswana through monitoring human rights, raising awareness and strengthening partnerships.