Onkokame Ratanang Mosweu
11 November 2013, Botswana
"Mr O" as he is affectionately known to many who love and appreciate his sense of humor, character and work ethic. Mr O identifies 100% as city boy having been born in the center of the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone. This A-List fun and lifestyle fanatic currently works for the first and only LGB organization in Botswana, LEGABIBO, where he manages projects focusing on advocacy of LGBTI human and health rights. He leads the campaign by training and raising awareness of LGBTI rights among the public in his home country. Mr O brings a forever-growing skill in advocacy, law, public relations and human rights to the table (he graduated from the University of Johannesburg).
Mr O describes himself as a reserved and passionate young man, always eager to learn new things and make small changes in many spheres of life. He recently received an appointment by the Botswana Government to serve on the National Gender Board where his tasks include, but are not limited to, organising and coordinating programs aimed at empowering abused women and children on topics ranging from gender based violence, law, human rights, HIV/AIDS; and exploring economic entrepreneurship to share with women.
He has been involved in high-level stakeholder discussions and dialogue on issues of LGBTI rights and welfare, women’s rights and children’s rights in Botswana.
He is the first cisgender man to be a regional media correspondent among Iranti’s network of media experts.
“At the end of my life, I want either have written things worth reading about, or lived a life worth writing about.”
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