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Women Empowering Each Other through Friendship at the Kagiro Women’s Shelter in Botswana

The Kagiro Women’s Shelter: Finding our voices as women and using communication to empower ourselves. A group of about 10 women and one man— clients and staff of the only shelter for women seeking refuge from domestic violence in Botswana—came to an NVC workshop this week at the shelter׳s office. As an ‘NVC trainer’, I … Continue reading

How About Global Teen Empowerment Institutes?

In Botswana this week, I have shared nonviolent communication and leadership training in two secondary schools, with university students, and with teens who attended a parenting class. This is a country that has a median age of 26 . I’ve been reflecting on how, throughout the world, teens are often looked at as ” the … Continue reading

NVC Advocacy Training for “Ex offenders” in Botswana

In September I had the opportunity to introduce Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to Botswana. I offered NVC to a grassroots organization of Botswanans who have served time in prison, (BIRRO,) to staff and clients at a shelter for women who have fled domestic violence (Kagisano), at schools, parenting groups and to doctors, counselors and nurses working … Continue reading

Parenting with Nonviolent Communication in Botswana

This is my first post from Botswana, Africa, where I am introducing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to many sectors of the population. On Saturday, a group of about twenty parents assembled here in Careena Centre for Health, in the heart of the capital city, Gaborone, for a class in Parenting with NVC. Three teenagers joined their … Continue reading