Using Botswana's stockpile of cow horn to transform lives

Brothers for All training groupIn May 2014 Mothers for All, with the assistance of Barclays Bank, successfully launched the Botswana Brothers for All project with an innovative training programme. While Botswana has a thriving beef industry, it also has the problem of a growing stockpile of cow horns. We chose to use this wasted resource to not only create jobs but also transform negative gender attitudes.

This idea came about when one of our most loyal Mothers for All members, Hilda Amon, was brutally murdered by an ex-boyfriend. We decided to honour her life by working more closely with men to address the unacceptably high levels of domestic violence in the country.

By providing unemployed male youth with income-generation skills together with workshops on becoming positive male role models, Brothers for All hopes to increase their economic opportunities as well as help to keep women and children safe in their homes and the community.