Ms Queen Mosarwe’s vision is to see a Botswana where women are accorded same opportunities as their male counterparts, where women are recognised on merit and not the gender ticket. She believes women and children are to be protected, respected, and enjoy fully their human rights without any fear and discrimination based on their sex and gender. Her experience as an intern at the Gender Affairs Department in the Policy Division exposed her to understanding the gender agenda including gender mainstreaming.
Queen, 36 years, is a gender activist, journalist, radio personality and a public relations practitioner. She has experience is print media and the new online media, where she was the Editor at one of the partners of Botswana’s online news platform The Argus Online. She has worked for The Botswana Gazette as a copywriter, supplements editorial coordinator and rose to higher ranks within the newsroom where she became acting deputy editor and acting Editor. She is currently a current news radio freelancer presenter at a local radio station Duma Fm and a public relations officer. Her writing beats included investigative stories, political stories, and human interest stories-beats that are dominated by men.
Her passion for gender equality advocacy stories saw her write and now presenting extensively on issues that speak against women and children’s abuse, the need for women in positions of decision making, women representation in politics as well as raise awareness on the gender. With the media industry predominantly occupied by men, Queen is one of the few women who owned a media house in the country as well as assume the editorship of a news outlet. She sits in the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Botswana Chapter) as the Secretary and The Broadcasters Organization as an advisory Board Member. She is an alumnus of the WITS Women in News programme and former Secretary for Gender of Botswana Media and Allied Workers Union. She currently mentors young females entering the media industry.
Email address: qtmosarwe (at) gmail.com