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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Annual Report 2006 1


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Contents A Note from BONELA’s Director 5 Organisational Developments 7 BONELA Staff, Interns and Volunteers 9 Public Education and Advocacy 10 BONELA Training and Outreach 13 Responding to Discrimination 15 Media and Campaigns 16 Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals of Botswana - LeGaBiBo 19 International Outreach and Advocacy 21 Requests and Invitations 23 Participation in External Committees 25 Annual Report Financial Summary 26 Report of the Independent Auditors 28 Statement of Responsibility 29 Income Statement 30 Balance Sheet 30 Statement of Changes in Funds 31 Cash Flow Statement 31 Accounting Policies 32 Notes to the Financial Statements 33 3


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Handing over the HIV Employment Law Campaign petition - Advocacy Officer, Nthabiseng Nkwe collecting signatures for the Christine Stegling (Director BONELA), Japhta Radibe (BFTU) and HIV Employment Law petition. Hon. Minister Charles Tibone (Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs). Civil society groups gaining momentum during the handing over of Training Officer, Oratile Moseki conducting a workshop on the right the HIV Employment Law Campaign petition. to the 3 c’s - Consent, Counselling and Confidentiality. Representatives of civil society, trade unions and other organisations at a meeting to support passing a law protecting HIV-related rights in the workplace. The 6 September event kicked off the Campaign for an HIV Employment Law, which urged the public to sign a nation-wide petition and to participate in a march in Gaborone on 11 November 2006. 4


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 A Note from BONELA’s Director In 2006, BONELA continued to successfully advocate for requires strategic thinking and planning, as well as adequate a human rights approach to HIV/AIDS through its many human resources to support programme growth. In 2006, trainings, campaigns and engagements with policy makers. BONELA continued to raise funds to expand its programme Our activities have had an undeniably positive influence activities and increase staff to support its mandate as a on the country’s response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The human rights and HIV/AIDS organisation. These efforts organisation has engaged partners in strategic thinking to have contributed to an increase in funding for 2007, and in find innovative and creative approaches to communicate the particular, an increase in core funding which is the lifeline of importance of human rights in the response to the HIV/AIDS an advocacy organisation such as BONELA. pandemic. Being an advocacy organisation demands flexibility in order BONELA has successfully engaged many different to react in a timely and adequate manner to emerging issues. stakeholders in discussions on HIV and human rights, and BONELA faced challenges in 2006 in engaging in advocacy continues to challenge the socio-cultural structures that activities and responding to issues in a timely manner, while at often contribute to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Botswana. the same time adhering to its 2006 organisational work plan. Challenging socio-cultural norms and the existing political BONELA continues to honour many invitations to address culture requires striking a balance between critical thinking communities and institutions on HIV/AIDS and human rights and advocacy, while at the same time maintaining good issues. While these invitations provide an opportunity for working relationships with government and policy makers. BONELA to communicate with and educate members of Attaining this balance is not an easy undertaking, but one the community, they sometimes require staff to engage in which BONELA sees as important and in which it invests its activities that are outside of BONELA’s organisational work time conceptualizing. The year 2006 was not only challenging, plan. As a result, there is a need to create more flexibility but also incredibly rewarding in this regard with BONELA in 2007 so that allowances for community requests can be running its first nation-wide campaign, in collaboration with made without losing track of the strategic direction of the a coalition of civil society groups, for the enactment of HIV organisation. employment legislation. The campaign brought together several hundred people in a march in November 2006, In 2006, BONELA provided a unique and critical voice in showing their support for positive legislative reform. An even the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Botswana and greater number of people signed the pro-employment law the region. The organisation increased awareness of HIV/ petition to lobby the government for the swift enactment of AIDS among the general public and increased the capacity legislation. In addition to circulating the petition around the of people living with HIV/AIDS to advocate for their rights. country, the petition was available for signing on BONELA’s At BONELA, we believe that we can continue to amplify website, an opportunity which was utilized by supporters community voices on human rights issues so that human nationally and internationally. The theme of this annual rights are taken seriously by policy makers and legislators report is based on the employment law campaign which nationally and internationally. This annual report provides culminated in the handing over of 13,000 signed petitions insight into the diverse and numerous activities that took to the Honourable Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Rre place in 2006. We hope that our partners, members and Charles Tibone, in September 2007. friends will enjoy this report and will continue to support us, making us the credible and accountable organisation that BONELA has grown tremendously as an organisation this we are today. past year, resulting in greater visibility and outreach, and ultimately an increase in awareness among people of their human rights and their capacity to advocate for those rights. Managing change however, is not an easy undertaking and 5


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Organisational Developments BONELA Board During 2006 the board met on a quarterly basis. The board represented the following professions: lawyer, teacher, BONELA started the year 2006 with a new board, following infectious disease nurse from main government referral the November 2005 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which hospital, administrator of a teachers’ union, accountancy elections were held. All but one member were new to the lecturer at the University of Botswana (UB), sociology lecturer board, bringing new experiences, opinions and expertise at the UB, and lecturer at the Institute for Development to the organisation. The new board was as follows: Management. This mix of professions was highly beneficial to BONELA and the Director in terms of guidance and 1. Mr. Duma Gideon Boko Chairperson governance. The management and the board positively guided the organisation with their commitment to initiate a 2. Ms. Masego Justin Vice Chairperson strategic plan. Recognizing the need to prioritise the strategic planning exercise, the board established a ‘strategic planning 3. Ms. Johannah P. Tlhomelang Secretary sub-committee’ to come up with activities, including drafting terms of reference for consultants who will assist BONELA in 4. Ms. Kido Mazwiduma Vice Secretary its strategic planning. 5. Mr. Pedro Motau Treasurer Due to BONELA’s growth in reach and number of activities during the past two years, the board created and established 6. Dr. Godisang Mookodi Additional Member the ‘finance sub-committee’ to attend to technical issues prior to board meetings. The ‘finance sub-committee’ discusses 7. Mr. Martin Mosima Additional Member financial matters including financial reports, funding short- falls and audited financial statements. During 2006, the sub- 8. Ms. Christine Stegling Director committee undertook a salary review of all staff at BONELA, (Ex-officio Member) recognizing the need to offer competitive remuneration in order to attract and retain high-quality staff. Dr. Godisang Mookodi Mr. Pedro Motau Mr. Duma Gideon Boko Ms. Johannah P. Tlhomelang Ms. Masego Justin Ms. Kido Mazwiduma Mr. Martin Mosima Ms. Christine Stegling 7


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 BONELA Staff, Interns and Volunteers Staff Ecuador and Guatemala, Kate supported BONELA’s Media BONELA acquired the following new staff in 2006: Department. 1. Ogone Oscar Mokoko Gaboutloeloe joined BONELA in Community empowerment interns Senkamile Molapisi April 2006 working in the Legal Aid Department. A lawyer and Kerelwe Gabautlwe started their six month internships by profession, Oscar’s responsibilities included assisting at BONELA in June 2006. Kerelwe previously worked as a clients in cases of discrimination based on clients’ real or counselor at the Coping Centre for People Living With HIV/ perceived HIV status. He also participated in a number of AIDS (COCEPWA) while Senkamile took leave from her home ‘legal literacy’ trainings around the country. organisation, the Maun Counselling Centre. 2. Diana Gladness Kedumetse Meswele joined BONELA Katharina Tangri supported BONELA’s advocacy work on in August 2006 as the Sector Coordinator for the National ‘sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV’ between June AIDS Council (NAC) Sector on Ethics, Law and Human and August 2006. Her professional background as a jurist and Rights. Diana has a degree in English and History and has social anthropologist added great value to BONELA’s thinking worked as a professional counselor with clients affected by and discussions concerning sexual reproductive rights HIV/AIDS. issues. 3. Yorokee Kapimbua was employed in October 2006 Calvin Matsapa undertook a nine week internship at BONELA as a Research and Advocacy Officer. His duties include between May and July 2006 as part of his degree in Social undertaking the many research projects that BONELA Work at the University of Botswana. Calvin worked on children’s plans to do in order to inform its advocacy work. Yorokee rights issues in the context of HIV. has an undergraduate and post-graduate degree in Social Work with a special interest in the protection and promotion Marie-Catherine Bartels undertook a three week of the human rights of marginalized groups, especially in apprenticeship under BONELA’s Media Department in August the context of HIV/AIDS. 2006. Volunteers and Interns Shirley Keoagile has supported BONELA’s programme Cynthia Lee initially joined BONELA as a Human Rights Internet activities that targeted issues of HIV and disability since April (HRI) intern in August 2005 for a six month period. Cynthia 2006. Being hearing impaired, Shirley has brought many continued to support BONELA’s Media Department as a World valuable insights to BONELA’s efforts to bring information and University Service of Canada (WUSC) ‘development worker’ advocacy closer to people living with disabilities. for an additional 12 months after her initial HRI placement ended. As part of BONELA’s fund-raising activities in 2006, the Prisca Mogapi joined BONELA in February 2006 to support position of a Media and Advocacy Officer was prioritized. This the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) resulted in the successful identification of funds for the position Department as a project volunteer. which is to be filled locally by the beginning of 2007. Maabo Tsheko a university student pursuing medicine, Femi Odunsi, a barrister, solicitor and lecturer at the Faculty volunteered with BONELA providing administrative support of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, joined for BONELA projects during her month-long placement BONELA in May 2006 as a Research Associate to work on HIV which started in October 2006. Her assistance with prevention issues in prisons. Femi was sponsored by a project mobilisation for the petition for an HIV Employment Law at the Centre of the Study of AIDS at the University of Pretoria, was especially valuable. South Africa. In June and July 2006, Canadian students Graeme Hamilton and Shanna Spring assisted BONELA in drafting a report Kate O’Connor, another Human Rights Internet (HRI) intern on the ‘reproductive and sexual health rights of HIV-positive started her placement at BONELA in September 2006 for a women’. Both students came to BONELA through a project at six month period. Equipped with a History degree from the the University of Toronto. University of Toronto and volunteering experience gained in 9


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Public Education and Advocacy BONELA engaged in several public forums and community HIV, and to secure further funding which was used to extend consultations about emerging and pertinent issues to gage the community dialogues to 15 more communities in 2007. opinions and advocacy strategies at all levels of society. Networking forum for health care providers Public forums on HIV Testing, Informed and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) Consent & Confidentiality A networking forum attended by health care workers and Two public forums on HIV Testing, Informed Consent & support groups of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) Confidentiality were held in Maun and Gaborone, reaching was held to find solutions to barriers to providing quality approximately 50 members of the public. The forums were health care, treatment and support. A major concern for aimed at providing information about HIV testing, Informed BONELA has been the continued complaints brought by Consent and Confidentiality while at the same time providing PLWHA about ‘negative’ attitudes and actions of health BONELA the opportunity to understand community issues care workers in maintaining confidentiality within health regarding HIV testing. The outcomes of such public forums facilities and how the structural set-up of these facilities ultimately inform BONELA’s advocacy in the specified impedes the confidentiality of patients’ medical records. area. During the discussions the majority of PLWHA felt the set-up of the Infectious Disease Control Clinics (IDCC) Public forum on the proposed HIV was discriminatory since ART is provided in stand alone Employment Law buildings, thus contributing to patients fears that their HIV More than 200 members of the public were reached during a status is being ‘exposed’ when they visit IDCC clinics. public forum held at the Ramotswa Kgotla (customary court and meeting place). This was the first time that BONELA The crucial element coming out of the discussions was the targeted a customary meeting place in order to engage misconception both groups had of each other resulting in traditional leaders and members of the public on HIV and animosity and compromised health services to PLWHA. human rights issues. At this forum, discussions focused The meeting enabled the groups to find common ground on on the lack of an HIV Employment Law and the campaign which they could work together towards the betterment of to advocate for one. The activity was a success with lively service provision by health care workers. Participants were discussions and many people voicing their support for an open to the suggestion of decentralizing the responsibility HIV employment law. of health care from health care workers to active members of support groups in terms of counselling, testing and other Fact finding missions on the ‘Impact of responsibilities that do not require any medical training. HIV/AIDS on Sexual and Reproductive health rights’ Formation of the Botswana Treatment BONELA conducted three community dialogues in Kasane, Literacy Coalition Francistown and Gaborone on the impact of HIV/AIDS A consultative meeting was held to consider the need on ‘the right to bear children’ for people living with HIV. for HIV Treatment Literacy and Advocacy in Botswana. Approximately 130 people participated in these community This meeting was co-facilitated by the Treatment Action dialogues, including 80 women and 50 men. The purpose Campaign (TAC) from South Africa, the AIDS and Rights of the activity was to uncover the perspectives, opinions Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and BONELA. The and experiences of women and men living with HIV on their Botswana Treatment Literacy Coalition was formed and right to have children and their right to information about the funding was secured to initiate a Treatment Literacy & availability of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Advocacy Project housed under BONELA. The project (PMTCT) and Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) health services. includes involving PLWHA in the health care response to BONELA wanted to understand the circumstances under HIV/AIDS. which women living with HIV fall pregnant and the barriers they face in exercising their sexual and reproductive health rights. The activity provided opportunities for BONELA to partner with Bomme Isago, a network of women living with 10


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Leadership development for people living Discussing the Legislative Review on with HIV (PLWHA) HIV/AIDS with policy makers and AIDS Two PLWHA’s from various networks and support groups of coordinators PLWHA were identified and awarded 6 month internships A consensus building workshop was held by the National with BONELA. These interns were trained in human rights AIDS Council (NAC) Sector on Ethics, Law and Human and HIV in order to build their capacity as fully fledged Rights in collaboration with BONELA. The workshop, which human rights ‘focal persons’ within their communities. Both was attended by 43 participants, targeted policy makers interns learned to prepare for and facilitate community to discuss the Legislative Review on HIV/AIDS. Strategic awareness raising workshops on human rights, the law information was gathered in terms of which government and HIV. This initiative empowered PLWHA activists to sectors may be supportive to specific recommendations of respond to human rights concerns in their respective the Legislative Review. The Sector also organized a second districts. BONELA has continued to work with the interns level workshop targeting Ministerial AIDS Coordinators to in a number of areas including involving them in the newly disseminate the recommendations of the Legislative Review. formed Treatment Literacy Coalition, of which BONELA is a The aim of the workshop was to establish understanding founding member. among government officers who will be influential in the ministerial discussions of the Legislative Review. Engaging with the legal fraternity on HIV and human rights BONELA hosted a legal fraternity seminar to explore the role that lawyers or legal practitioners play in influencing legislative processes and ultimately protecting human rights. The Chairperson of BONELA, Duma Boko, argued that lawyers and judges are trapped in their comfort zones and are reluctant to assume a leadership role in making the legal system promote and protect human rights. The key note speaker, Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court in South Africa, argued that prejudice cannot be used as a determinant of constitutional rights, citing discriminatory practices in the provision of HIV treatment in South Africa. Justice Sachs explained that human rights cannot be subjected to a ‘means’ test. Judge Mosojane of the Customary Court in Botswana noted that Dikgosi, or Chiefs, are not empowered enough to support human rights or to promote natural justice when handling emerging issues related to HIV and AIDS. Participants also debated pertinent issues including one raised by Justice Dingake of the High Court in Botswana, namely that the law is developmental and that litigation should be used as a framework to reform law in order to protect human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS. 11


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 BONELA Training and Outreach Basic awareness raising workshops on North-East district DMSAC workshop on HIV and human rights HIV/AIDS workplace policy BONELA held four basic awareness raising workshops for The Training and Legal Aid Departments collaborated community service providers, such as the police, health to conduct a workplace policy development workshop care workers and support groups of PLWHA in Kasane, for the North East District Multi-sectoral AIDS Committee Gaborone and the North-East District. These workshops (DMSAC). reached a total of 80 participants and contributed to the building of a critical mass of community members who Universal access target setting understand and embrace a human rights-based approach conference to HIV. BONELA attended a high-level policy meeting organized by the offices of NACA and UNAIDS in Kasane. The key Training of trainers (TOT) workshops activity of the conference was to set Universal Access BONELA conducted TOT workshops for 60 community 2010 targets and mid-term targets for Botswana. BONELA stakeholders on how to use the BONELA Training Manual provided a rights-based focus to this conference. on HIV and Human Rights. BONELA was able to train at an advanced level, however the necessary mentoring and Parliamentarians for women’s health follow-up was not possible largely due to the withdrawal workshop of the Global Fund grant from Botswana. During these BONELA’s Training and Advocacy Departments joined workshops, BONELA got the opportunity to network with Parliamentarian’s for Women’s Health (PWH) and a Stigma groups such as the Francistown Network of People Living Education consultant to conduct a first in a series of with HIV/AIDS which is currently recognized as a ‘best workshops around ‘stigma and access to health care for practice’ support group in the country. women’ with Botswana Parliamentarians. The workshop aimed to sensitise parliamentarians to the root causes, Legal literacy workshops forms and effects stigma has on accessing women’s health BONELA conducted six legal awareness workshops in services, as well as to make preliminary suggestions for the Serowe, Francistown, Masunga, Gaborone, Maun and action necessary to improve access. BONELA co-facilitated Lobatse. Approximately 139 participants increased their this workshop which engaged 18 parliamentarians and knowledge of the Botswana legal system and how it applies built new partnerships to further BONELA’s advocacy on to HIV and AIDS. Among the trained participants, 52 were women’s health issues. PLWHA while the rest were community leaders including teachers, health care providers, police officers and HIV/ AIDS coordinators. Children’s rights workshop BONELA hosted a workshop with the participation of the Botswana Baylor Centre of Excellence - a children’s hospital, Bomme Isago – a network of women living with HIV and Childline-Botswana. The recommendations from the workshop focused on making pediatric ART services available in smaller communities where accessibility is currently restricted, and recognising the importance of educating children about treatment and sexuality in order to improve services accessed by children living with HIV and AIDS. It was acknowledged at the meeting that there is a great need to engage policy makers and social service planners at such forums in order to make them aware of service gaps and concerns. 13


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Responding to Discrimination BONELA’s Legal Aid Department BONELA Employment Law Campaign BONELA received more than five cases per month involving issues of discrimination due to a client’s actual or perceived As the Saturday morning heated up, hundreds of people HIV status in the workplace. Some of the cases reported marched, chanted and sang to promote HIV rights in the were settled out of court while others are still in litigation. workplace. Captured by the press, this scene played Cases settled included a case in which a cleaner working out repeatedly, depicting one of BONELA’s largest and for a local bakery was dismissed by the employer after most successful public engagement efforts to date. the employer discovered that the employee was on anti- In association with a coalition of more than 20 partner retroviral therapy (ART). The said cleaner applied to the organisations, BONELA staff coordinated a campaign that Industrial Court for relief, however on the eve of the hearing consisted of a billboard, posters in English and Setswana, the employer proposed a very favourable settlement. a bilingual leaflet, radio jingles in English and Setswana, In another case, a retrenched employee was assisted to newspaper advertisements, and a special webpage on obtain the residue of his retrenchment package before he www.bonela.org. Disseminated and promoted widely, reached the age of 65 as is ordinarily the case. The reasons these media materials were reinforced by extensive press advanced in his case were that the client was not likely to relations activities to ensure mass coverage by all major reach the age of 65 owing to his chronic illness and he was media houses in the country. The campaign also received therefore unable to provide for himself and his family. international attention through the use of Internet websites and e-forums. There are numerous ‘workplace’ cases involving issues of discrimination on the basis of one’s HIV status. The The campaign for an HIV Employment Law set a precedent general tendency is that an employer will be inclined to for BONELA’s media strategies. Its success in reaching the dismiss employees with HIV regardless of their fitness or public was the result of its thematic design and concise lack of fitness to perform the work for which they were message used in all related media materials—a model to hired. It is uncertain as to when cases of this nature will be be used again in the future to promote advocacy issues. In heard by the Industrial Court as it currently has a backlog spite of a limited budget, the campaign was comprehensive of unresolved cases. Requests for legal assistance from as it utilized community mobilisation efforts to catch the BONELA’s Legal Aid Department are increasing mainly public’s attention. A major activity in advocating for an due to BONELA’s legal awareness workshops. As more HIV employment law was the collection of signatures from people begin to understand and appreciate the nature around the country through a circulating paper petition. To and effect of their rights, they will be more prepared to engage even more individuals, BONELA created an online assert them. Furthermore, during these workshops we version of the same petition. The result was not only more identify participants who have demonstrated a high level signatures for the campaign, but also support garnered from of understanding of the issues to assist us in educating international organisations such as World AIDS Campaign. people in their community. BONELA featured the campaign as a lead story on its website and called for activists from around the globe to BONELA received more cases than initially anticipated support BONELA’s efforts. To coincide with the launch of the during 2006. Our limited human resource capacity was campaign BONELA reprinted the booklet Challenging HIV stretched extensively by this increase in demand and the Discrimination: Protection for Employees at the Workplace. fact that there was only one Legal Officer in the department The booklet highlights and explains two landmark legal who was at times unavailable owing to workshops he cases on HIV-related discrimination in Botswana. conducted throughout the country. Towards the end of the year, BONELA fund raised for an Assistant Legal Officer (Paralegal), to run the affairs of the office in the absence of the Legal Officer and to ensure the speedy and efficient delivery of services. 15


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Media and campaigns The BONELA Media Department intensifies the spotlight on issues crucial to making Botswana’s response to HIV/AIDS accessible, effective and just. The department continues to extend its reach in increasingly diverse ways. In taking a pro- active approach that responds to timely community needs and interests, BONELA takes its responsibility to inform the public seriously. In order to ensure its media campaigns, press releases and educational materials are up-to-date and accurate, the media department works closely with other BONELA departmental staff and other organisations and individuals around the country and beyond. Production and distribution of BONELA’s newsletter The BONELA Guardian Vital stories in the area of HIV/AIDS in relation to human rights, ethics and the law are often untold in mainstream media. The BONELA Guardian takes a professional approach to capturing these tales on its eight-page, full colour newsletter published four times a year. During 2006, the BONELA Guardian covered issues such as: Botswana and human rights at the World AIDS Conference; HIV-positive women speaking up for their reproductive and sexual health rights; the challenges faced by the visually impaired in accessing information about HIV; and, the painful, hidden life of a woman with a non-heterosexual sexual identity. Apart from these relevant, topical and emerging issues, the quarterly publication was also used to report on BONELA’s activities, services and program areas which all focus on BONELA’s goal to create a just and enabling environment for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The newsletter is the most requested publication produced by BONELA and will remain a staple of the organisation’s Media Department. Poster production Making human rights a reality poster campaign - The final chapter of BONELA’s first ever poster campaign was completed in 2006 with the production and dissemination of 6 posters, each with 1000 copies. The posters promoted the connection between human rights and HIV including the right to health, the right to dignity, the right to equality, the right to have a family, the right to education and the right to work. Human rights and HIV testing poster – The poster was produced in English and Setswana (1000 of each) and disseminated in 2006. The poster highlights the right to the three C’s: Consent, Confidentiality and Counselling. This particular poster was produced after communities 16


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 voiced their concerns about Routine HIV Testing which energy into enhancing its relations with media houses was introduced in Botswana in 2004. A matching leaflet and agencies in order to increase BONELA’s profile. The to BONELA’s HIV testing poster was also produced and national media covered BONELA’s news-making events disseminated. and issues including: a national forum on research into confidentiality with respect to HIV; acts of discrimination As awareness-raising tools, the posters and leaflets have against non-heterosexuals; condom distribution in prisons; been distributed to clinics, hospitals and health posts and the HIV Employment Law campaign. During the year, around the country. They were also used as a public reporters, editors, radio show hosts and TV producers made education tool in BONELA’s public forums. more than 60 requests for BONELA’s perspective, expert commentary and participation as a panelist. BONELA’s BONELA website media department also monitored the local media for BONELA’s Media Department has grown and embraced issues and events, responding directly through letters to new forms of media. Moving with the information age, the editors or commentary when the need arose. BONELA is now networking across the World Wide Web with local partners in Botswana as well as regional and international partners. In August 2006, BONELA launched www.bonela.org - its new redesigned website. Updated regularly, it includes access to nearly all of BONELA’s publications, press releases and other information. Traffic through the website has brought in requests for information, membership and new partnerships for BONELA. Radio jingles The message is clear: “As a person living with HIV/AIDS, you too have rights. Know your status, know your rights.” BONELA hit the airwaves for the first time in April 2006 with its first series of English-language jingles aimed at promoting the rights of people affected and infected by HIV/ AIDS. The commercials portray scenarios of people who have suffered from HIV-related discrimination in everyday life including: the employee who has been fired; the student who is being bullied at school; the lady who had to close her tuck shop; or the young man who has lost a scholarship. In addition, there are jingles that promote BONELA and the services it offers. BONELA produced and aired the English- language jingles as well as their Setswana counterparts which began broadcasting in 2007. In May 2006, BONELA officially launched its radio campaign at a well-attended breakfast event. To further harness the power of the radio, BONELA has begun to develop jingles as part of its multi- Gabz FM morning show presenter, Warona Setshwaelo at the component media strategy. These jingles address specific BONELA radio campaign launch. advocacy issues, for example, the campaign to obtain an HIV employment law. Press Relations BONELA has been making a splash in newspapers, on radio and television. As the organisation’s advocacy work gained momentum, the Media Department put more 17


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals of Botswana - LeGaBiBo LeGaBiBo media appearances Queer Talk This year LeGaBiBo turned to the media to strengthen its advocacy. The Voice, a popular local newspaper, was identified and a campaign was initiated in the form of a written column called Queer Talk. Issues relating to gays, lesbians, bisexual and other sexual minorities were discussed. LeGaBiBo also published several advertisements sending messages such as: ‘AIDS does not discriminate’, ‘stop discrimination and violence against people of different sexual orientation’, and ‘homosexuality in Africa is a part of the natural diversity of humanity’. The campaign ran for three months, during which LeGaBiBo received both positive and negative responses in articles and letters to the editor. Radio Gabz FM, a private, adult contemporary radio station, invited three LeGaBiBo members to discuss ‘homosexuality in Botswana’. This was in response to a report in a local newspaper that the Prison Commissioner had called for the legalization of homosexuality and prostitution. The show Project volunteer, Prisca Mogapi and Advocacy Officer, Nthabiseng Nkwe advocating for the rights of lesbians, gays and bisexuals on had a call-in segment, and most listeners who called in to the Gabz FM morning show. the show were against the legalization of homosexuality and prostitution, stating religion or Christianity as the basis of their argument. Production of media materials LeGaBiBo printed a leaflet titled “Play it safe,” which promotes safe sex among non-heterosexuals. Designed using the colours of the rainbow, the “Play it safe” leaflet provides information about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted illnesses (STI). One thousand (1000) copies were produced and disseminated with the aim of raising awareness within the non-heterosexual community about the prevention of STIs and HIV/AIDS since the existing public and private health programs do not cater to non - heterosexuals in Botswana. A second leaflet titled “Healthy Relationships” of which 1000 copies were published in mid- 2006, emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships among same sex people. 19


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 International Outreach and Advocacy Participation at the XIV International AIDS Review of model legislation Conference, Toronto, Canada - Nairobi, Kenya The Stephen Lewis Foundation and International Centre This event was organized by the Canadian AIDS Legal for Research on Women (ICRW) invited BONELA to co- Network in December 2006 and was attended by the Legal facilitate two workshops on Stigma and Discrimination at Officer and the BONELA Board Chairperson, Duma Boko. At the pre-conference events to the XIV International AIDS the workshop, discussions centered on model and prototype Conference in 2006. legislation for advocacy in African jurisprudence. The forms of legislation analyzed included women’s rights, children’s Talking about Solidarity: BONELA officers were rights, succession and inheritance law and matrimonial law. assigned to 20 Canadian grandmothers to discuss the The sharing of country experiences provided insight into how concept of ‘Partnership’ by illuminating the disabling and to make BONELA’s Legal Aid department more accessible commonly racist North/South provider versus recipient and effective. BONELA participants had the opportunity to dynamics, and to attempt to help the participants break visit the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) which runs out of this approach by emphasizing the strengths and a similar operation to BONELA’s for rural women in Nairobi. weaknesses that both geographic sides bring to the BONELA was able to compare intervention measures, draw partnership. from other organisations’ experiences and establish useful networks and contacts. BONELA continues to work with Stigma and HIV: BONELA officers co-facilitated a the Canadian AIDS Legal Network on the development of workshop for both Canadian and African grandmothers model legislation for women’s rights as a way to engage to sensitize them to the areas where stigma exists and legislators on appropriate law reform. to discuss new approaches to HIV that are stigma-free. Regional access to health and health rights Panel discussion on Routine HIV Testing: summit At this session, which also featured Botswana’s - Windhoek, Namibia Honourable Minister of Health Sheila Tlou, activists In August, the Legal Officer attended this regional summit argued the importance of including human rights within organized by the International Commission of Jurists, to the context of HIV testing. The Director of BONELA give a presentation on the situation in Botswana concerning delivered a speech at the panel, noting that it is only ‘access to health’. when we assist people in becoming agents of their own destiny within an environment that protects and International planned parenthood respects their human rights, that real change to the HIV pandemic in Botswana can be achieved. federation meeting – Johannesburg, South Africa In July, the BONELA Advocacy Officer attended a consultative Internship at the AIDS Law Project meeting in Johannesburg organized by the International - South Africa Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office in BONELA’s Legal Officer was seconded to the AIDS Law partnership with Open Society Initiative (OSI). The meeting Project (ALP) in South Africa from April to May 2006. The aimed to develop a guide to integrate young people living officer was exposed to the affairs of the legal aid project and with HIV/AIDS in to sexual and reproductive health services took part in community workshops as a facilitator. He also and programmes. Discussions focused on concerns about attended a strategy and planning session with the lawyers the absence of proper family planning methods relevant for running the project. This experience benefited BONELA young people living with HIV. greatly as the officer was empowered and equipped to formulate procedures and practices to be implemented in BONELA’s Legal Aid Department. 21


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Requests and Invitations Throughout the year, BONELA received and accepted • A networking meeting of organisations working on HIV numerous invitations from various organisations and groups and human rights held in Toronto, Canada, organized by requesting BONELA’s input in the form of presentations, the Canadian AIDS Legal Network; capacity building, education, training and expert commentary in relation to HIV/AIDS, ethics, law and human • An International Video Fair to present on human rights rights. and disclosure; BONELA appeared at: • BP Botswana presenting on HIV/AIDS and employment • The Ministry of Agriculture giving a presentation on to Franchise Owners and Managers; inheritance laws; • The Botswana Police Quartermaster Division presenting • The Nkaikela Youth Group stakeholders workshop on law and HIV/AIDS at the Reproductive Health and presenting on HIV/AIDS and the law; AIDS Education seminar; • The Kagiso Women’s Shelter participating in a workshop • Orapa, Jwaneng and Letlhakane Mines to conduct to comment on the draft of the Domestic Violence Bill; awareness raising workshops for health care providers; • The Department of Social Services to sit in a reference • The Botswana Baylor’s Centre of Excellence to train group on the amendment of the Children’s act; health care workers on ethics, law and HIV/AIDS; and • A NACA consensus workshop on the National Policy on • The World University Service of Canada (WUSC, HIV/AIDS; Gaborone) to present on ethics, law and HIV/AIDS to Batswana and Canadian Students participating in a • A Southern African Treatment Literacy and Advocacy 2006 Student Seminar. Summit in Johannesburg to present on treatment conditions in Botswana; • A networking forum on people with disabilities in Otse Village; • A meeting at the ‘Centre for the Study of AIDS’ in, Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss a study on gender and HIV undertaken in Botswana; • An ARASA regional ‘trainer of trainers’ workshop on human rights and HIV; • A local DMSAC to conduct a workplace policy development workshop; • A partnership forum organized by Global Fund to fight TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria in Durban, South Africa; • A high level policy meeting organized by NACA and UNAIDS to set 2010 targets and mid-term targets for Botswana; 23


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Participation in External Committees BONELA’s staff served as members in the following international and national committees during 2006: National: • National AIDS Council - Director • Country Coordinating Mechanism - Director • Technical Advisory Committee of Makgabaneng radio serial drama - a behavioural-change radio drama supported by the Botswana-United States Partnership which seeks to guide the creative direction of the program - Program Officer. • Community Education Board (CEB) for the Tshepo Study, a Botswana Harvard Partnership (BHP) study into Anti- Retroviral Combination Treatment in Adults. The CEB aims to raise awareness around the study and its findings - Program Officer. • Community Advisory Committee for the TDF2 trial - Program Officer. • Reference group for the review of the Children’s Act which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Local Government and UNICEF - Program Officer. • Legal Policy Group of the Parliamentarians for Women’s Health Project which is situated at the Botswana National Assembly - BONELA’s Director is Chairperson of this group. • BONASO Country Advisory Team for its Advocacy and Policy Programme - Program Officer. • Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs – Advisory Board for the ILO/USDOL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Project - Program Officer. • Botswana HIV/AIDS Partnership Forum - Director. International: • AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) - The Director was elected the Chairperson of the ARASA board of trustees in September 2006. • Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) Regional Advisory Board - Director. 25


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Annual Report Financial Summary DONORS of AIDS, Pretoria. The first one was administrative support to During the year in review the following organisations and a research associate provided to BONELA of BWP 16.9K and agencies supported BONELA’s work. the second was the first tranche for a prisoner’s rights project • Hivos (Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing amounting to BWP 70.4K. Lastly, 2006 saw the inception of the Countries and OSISA (The Open Society Initiative for AIDS Rights Alliance for Southern Africa -ARASA Treatment Southern Africa): main funds supporting all BONELA Literacy Project which included identification of trainers and programmes in general. stakeholders, training activities, meetings etc. Funds of BWP 88.5K were received from ARASA for these initial activities. All • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Human these activities contributed to an increase in other operating Rights Training Programme), Centre for Disease Control/ income for 2006. BOTUSA– (Ethics, Law and Human Rights Sector and policy development), OSISA – BOMME ISAGO (Women There were several new Special Projects taken on in 2006. living with HIV –right to bear children project), The Funds came from the OSISA - Bomme Isago special project Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) (Sexual of a total grant amount of BWP 34.7 K and an OSISA small Reproductive Health Rights of HIV positive women and grant to support the Global Fund re-profiling consultancy girls) and The Finnish Embassy Pretoria (Legal training of BWP 28.6K. In addition BONELA received funding for a and Aid provision): special project funds to support a needs assessment/ fact finding mission project on Sexual specific project. Reproductive Health Rights through a small grant from The Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) totaling EUR • Centre for the Study of AIDS, Pretoria, AIDS Rights 25K of which BWP 148.7K was received in 2006. Lastly, there Alliance for Southern Africa -ARASA Treatment Literacy was continued support from The Finnish Embassy in Pretoria Project (Identification of trainers and project set up), and the Centre for Disease Control/BOTUSA in 2006. All of OSISA Global Fund re- profiling consultancy and the these activities contributed to the Special Projects revenue POLICY Project (Confidentiality and testing project): for the year. It should be noted however, that total Special general funds from consultancy based purchase orders Projects revenue decreased by BWP 958.0K a 212.2% and/or one off small grants. decrease from 2005. The decrease in Special Projects revenue is attributable to the fact that the contract with • World University Service of Canada and Human Rights Global Fund officially ended in June 2006 and despite taking Internet continued to offer in kind provision of volunteers/ on more Special Project activities in 2006, the revenue per interns to support BONELA programmes in 2006. project was lesser in value. REVENUE EXPENDITURE In 2006, revenue (main funds) to BONELA stayed constant Overall there was a 26.3% increase in expenditure in 2006; to revenue received in 2005. Similar revenue levels between this was mostly due to increased activity. The increases in 2005 and 2006 are attributable to continued support from expenditure can mainly be attributed to the following: Hivos of BWP626.4K and new funding received from OSISA 1. Audit fees (BWP 15.1K from BWP 0K): this expense of BWP331.2K which replaced the funding gap left by no represents the 2005 audit fees, 2004 fees were not additional support to BONELA activities by the Government expensed in 2005 as they were accrued for in 2003. of Botswana through the National AIDS Coordinating Agency 2. Accommodation & meals, (BWP 75.3K from BWP - NACA. 53.3K): this increase arose due to increased programme activities such as training, advocacy meetings, forums, Other operating income increased by BWP 237.4K a 35.2 % research projects, attending conferences etc during the increase from 2005. The increase is due to several factors. year. Increased interest income from BWP 46.2K in 2005 to BWP 3. Board meetings and AGM’s (BWP 18.6K from BWP 54.5K in 2006, earned on increased grants received. Gains on 2.3K): the increase arose due to the reclassification foreign exchange transactions mostly from Hivos and OSISA of the expense item Annual General Meeting. It was grants received totaling BWP 140.1K as well as additional previously included in the conferences expense line. consulting fee income from research which started in 2005, 4. Cleaning services (BWP 2.4K from BWP 0K): this arose conducted with the POLICY Project amounting to BWP 61.7K. due to the fact that part of office cleaning services was BONELA also received two grants from the Centre for the Study outsourced. 26


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 5. Consumables (BWP 8.5K from BWP 1.0K): this expense dissemination and advocacy using radio as an effective relates to all meeting, cleaning and sundry expenses. medium which began in 2006. There was a general increase related to the increase in 15. Relocation expenses(BWP 10.3K from BWP 0K): this is activities for the year. a new expense item which arose in 2006 as BONELA 6. Consultancy fees (BWP 73.6K from BWP 48.1K): increased moved offices to accommodate its ever growing team, because during the year 3 different consultancies were in April 2006. commissioned; placement of PLWHA’s, research on 16. Repairs & Maintenance (BWP 13.3K from BWP 8.0K): confidentiality and the civil society Global Fund re- in 2006 BONELA entered into a maintenance contract profiling consultancy. for its computers, the PABX and the air conditioners. 7. Courier & postage (BWP 18.6K from BWP 3.5K): 2006 In addition there was general increase in repairs in the saw increased distribution of BONELA posters using office. special poster packaging and using courier services 17. Local ground transport (BWP 27.5K from BWP 13.3K) to distribute the 14 module training manual. In addition there was a general increase due to proportionate training mobilisation and legal aid provision contributed growth in activities and also attributable to increased to the increase in this expense. transportation refunds to workshop participants. 8. Per diems & volunteer stipends (BWP 80.0K from BWP 18. Travel by flights (BWP 56.5K from BWP 30.2K): most 25.0K): at least one third of this cost relates to the per of this cost relates to flight costs paid for programme diem paid for 4 officers who attended the International officers to attend the International AIDS Society AIDS Society conference in Canada. The rest of the conference in Canada. The rest of the increase in this expense arose from a general increase in training expense relates to the increase in activities requiring activities which required officers & participants to travel officers and participants to travel more. more and therefore required more per diem. Lastly, in 2006 BONELA expanded its volunteer programme to ASSETS & LIABILITIES include 3 capacity building internships for PLWHA’s. Accounts receivable increased mostly due to the fact that 9. Interest- With holding tax (BWP 3.2K from BWP 0.80K): the CDC/BOTUSA purchase order grant invoices of BWP in July 2006 government introduced a requirement that 204.4K were only paid for in January 2007. banks deduct withholding tax from interest earned to remit directly to BURS. Bank and cash balances decreased from to BWP 1518.2K 10. Internet (BWP 4.7K from BWP 1.0K): BONELA paid a to BWP 955.2K, a 27% decrease mainly due to increased South African company to host its website and opted for spending on planned activities during 2006. This translated 24hour connectivity at an increased monthly cost. into an overall decrease in current assets by 34.2% to BWP 11. Insurance (BWP 16.3K from BWP 6.4K): more assets 1189.9K. were purchased in 2005 and a few additional ones were bought in 2006. This has lead to an increase in the total Current liabilities; representing accounts payable increased insurance expense. by 41.7% to BWP 223.1K mostly due to the increased 12. International, regional & local conferences and training provision for gratuity. workshops (BWP 77.0K from BWP 36.5K): there was a general increase in conference activity in 2006, in Property, plant and equipment of BWP 44.4K were acquired addition to that, several programme officers participated in 2006. Despite this, total assets decreased by 40.2% to in the week long International AIDS Society conference BWP 1345.2K due to the decrease in current assets. in Canada. 13. Printed materials – workshops, conference, advocacy The second motor vehicle and other assets acquired through campaigns (BWP 252.1K from BWP 99.5K): posters, the Global Fund project have still not been included in the non leaflets, booklets, the newsletters and annual report - current assets value; ownership will only be passed over to were all printed in 2006. In addition, printed material was BONELA once that decision is made and executed by the produced to support the HIV Employment Campaign. CCM (Country Coordinating Mechanism) for the Global Fund This meant a lot more IEC materials was produced and project. Assets acquired through the project will be captured printed hence an increase in cost. by way of capital grants at current market value. 14. Radio Flighting costs (BWP 48.4K from BWP 0K): this is a new expense item related to the activity of information 27


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Report of the Independent Auditors To the Members of Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) Report on the Financial Statements We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) set out on pages 5 to 12, which comprise the balance sheet as at 31 December 2006, and the income statement, statement of changes in funds and cash flow statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes. Executive Committee’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements These executive committee members are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Auditors’ Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing. These standards require that we comply with ethical requirements, plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement, fair presentation is achieved in the financial statements. An audit includes an evaluation of the appropriateness of the accounting policies; an examination on a test basis of evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures included in the financial statements; an assessment of the reasonableness of significant estimates and a consideration of the appropriateness of the overall financial statement presentation. We have examined the books, accounts and vouchers of the organisation to the extent we considered necessary, and have obtained all the information and explanations which we required. We have satisfied ourselves of the existence of the securities. We consider that our audit procedures were appropriate in the circumstances to express our opinion presented below. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. Opinion In our opinion: - the organisation has kept proper books of account with which the financial statements are in agreement; and -the financial statements give a true and fair view of the state of the organisation’s affairs at 31 December 2006, and the results of its operations and cash flow information for the year then ended, in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards. ___________________________________ Kauya & Partners Certified Public Accountants(Botswana) Gaborone Date____________________________ 28


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Statement of Responsibility The committee members are responsible for the maintenance of adequate accounting records and the preparation and integrity of the financial statements and the related information. The auditors are responsible to report on the fair presentation of the financial statements. The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. The committee members are also responsible for the organisation’s systems of internal financial control. These are designed to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance as to the reliability of the financial statements and to adequately safeguard, verify and maintain accountability of assets, and to prevent and detect misstatement and loss. Nothing has come to the attention of the committee members to indicate that any material breakdown in the functioning of these controls, procedures and systems has occurred during the year under review. The annual financial statements have been prepared on going concern basis, since the committee members have every reason to believe that the organisation has adequate resources in place to continue in operation for the foreseeable future. The annual financial statements set out on pages 5 to 12 were approved by the Committee members on the 6th of September 2007 and are signed on their behalf by: Chairperson Treasurer Gaborone Gaborone Date: Date: 29


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Income Statement 31 DECEMBER 2006 Notes 2006 2005 Pula Pula 959,829 952,133 Other operating income 674,147 436,757 Total income 1,633,976 1,388,890 Administrative & programme expenses (1,545,430) (1,138,515) Surplus for the year 88,546 250,375 Balance Sheet 31 DECEMBER 2006 Notes 2006 2005 Pula Pula ASSETS Non-current assets Property, plant and equipment 6 155,270 167,100 Total non-current assets 155,270 167,100 Current assets Accounts receivable 3 234,669 116,192 Bank and cash 955,224 1,518,183 Total current assets 1,189,893 1,634,375 Total assets 1,345,164 1,801,475 FUNDS Accumulated funds (page 7) 932,358 852,637 Capital grants 4 22,088 27,15 Deferred Project Income-FINNISH EMBASSY(page 7) 106,056 208,333 Project funds 61,534 583,180 1,122,035 1,671,308 LIABILITIES Accounts payable 5 223,129 130,167 Total funds and liabilities 1,345,164 1,801,475 30


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Statement of Changes in Funds 31 DECEMBER 2006 BOTUSA Accu- Capital Finnish Hivos Global - USAID NIZA Bomme Total mulated Grants Embassy LeGaBiBo Fund NAC Sec- Isago Funds tor fund Balance at 1 January 2006 852,637 27,158 208,333 37,256 532,138 57,314 - - 1,714,836 Adjustment during the year (8,824) - - - - - - - (8,824) Surplus for the period 88,546 - - - - - - - 88,546 Received during the period - - - 136,224 71,141 60,675 148,688 34,750 451,478 Spent during the period - - (238,501) (37,256) (505,405) (300,985) (4,899) (31,884) (1,118,930 ) Amortised during the period (5,070) (5,070 ) Balance as at 31 December 2006 932,358 22,088 106,056 - 97,875 (182,996) 143,789 2,866 1,122,035 NOTE: As at year end the NAC sector project balance was overdrawn. The overdrawn balance is attributable to the fact that the extra funds for the NAC sector project were only received after year end. As a result BONELA had to use its own general fund to finance some of the activities of the NAC sector project. This arrangement was pre-agreed with the donor (BOTUSA - USAID). The funds that were due to be received during the year were subsequently refunded to BONELA on the 10th January 2007. Cash Flow Statement 31 DECEMBER 2006 2006 2005 Pula Pula Cash flows from operating activities: Surplus for the year 88,546 250,375 Loss on disposal 620 - Prior year adjustment (10,515) - Depreciation 57,258 53,731 Operating income before reinvestment in working capital 135,908 304,107 Increase in accounts receivable (118,477) (95,529) Increase in accounts payable 92,963 112,608 Cash generated from operations 110,394 321,186 Cash flows from investing activities: Purchase of plant, equipment and motor vehicle (44,358) (154,295) Proceeds from project funds (521,646) (54,673) Decrease in deferred project income - Finnish Embassy (102,278) 208,333 Decrease in capital grants (5,070) - Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash balances (562,958) 320,551 Net cash and cash balance at beginning of the year 1,518,183 1,197,633 Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year 955,225 1,518,183 Represented by: Bank and cash balances 955,224 1,518,183 31


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Accounting Policies BASIS OF ACCOUNTING The financial statements are prepared on the historical cost basis and incorporate the following principal accounting policies which have been consistently followed in all material respects, and comply with operative International Financial Reporting Standards. ACCUMULATED FUND The accumulated fund also comprises of the general fund which carries no restrictions on its use other than restrictions imposed by the Executive Committee.This fund is financed by subscriptions, general donations, promotional sales, interest income, rental income, surplus funds transferred from special projects fund subject to donor approvals and other fund raising activities. SPECIAL PROJECTS FUNDS These funds are raised by grants and donations received from various bodies. These funds are donor restricted and are applied exclusively to finance specific projects. On completion of these projects, surpluses or deficits arising are transferred to or from the general fund subject to donor approvals. REVENUE Revenue comprises grants received from donors for projects, on an accruals basis. GRANTS Revenue grants are recognised in the statement on a systematic basis which matches them with the related costs for which they are to compensate. Grants received relating to the acquisition of fixed assets are deferred and recognised in the income statement on a basis which matches the income with the depreciation charge on the related assets. Grants received for which the expenditure has not taken place are treated as deferred income. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost and depreciated as detailed below: DEPRECIATION Depreciation is charged over the estimated useful lives of the assets in equal annual instalments to write off the cost over the following periods: Computers 5 years Fixtures and fittings 5 years Office equipment 5 years Motor vehicle 5 years RETIREMENT BENEFITS The organisation does not operate a pension scheme for its employees. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS Financial assets The organisation’s principal financial assets are bank balances, cash, trade and other receivables. Trade and other receivables are stated at their nominal value as reduced by appropriate allowances for estimated irrecoverable amounts. Financial liabilities and equity instruments Financial liabilities are classified according to the substance of the contractual arrangement entered into. Significant financial liabilities include trade and other payables. Trade and other payables are stated at their nominal value. 32


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Notes to the Financial Statements 1 OPERATING INCOME BEFORE INTEREST Operating income before interest is stated after taking into account the following: 2006 2005 Pula Pula Depreciation - office equipment 10,168 10,787 - computers 22,808 20,729 - furniture and fittings 10,235 8,167 - motor vehicles 14,047 14,047 57,258 53,731 2 TAXATION The organisation’s income is subject to taxation under the Income Tax Ammendment Act, as a public benefit organisation. No income tax provision has been made in the financial statements, because all of the organisation’s income has been used for a public benefit purpose and hence exempt from tax. 3 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 2006 2005 Pula Pula Other receivables 215,905 154,864 Prepayments and deposits 18,764 22,079 Subtotal 234,669 176,942 Less: Provision for doubtful debts - (60,750 ) 234,669 116,192 4 CAPITAL GRANTS 2006 2005 Pula Pula Balance at 1 January 2006 27,158 32,228 Amortised during the year (5,070) (5,070 ) 22,088 27,158 5 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 2006 2005 Pula Pula Other sundry suppliers & creditors 38,427 9,034 Provision for gratuity 184,702 121,133 223,129 130,167 33


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S 6. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT Motor Office Office Computer Total Vehicle Furniture Equipment Equipment P P P P At 1 January 2006 70,235 40,838 53,936 103,647 268,656 Additions during the year - 26,406 1,559 16,394 44,358 Disposals during the year - - (775) - (775) At 31 December 2006 70,235 67,244 54,720 120,041 312,239 Depreciation At 1 January 2006 14,047 24,451 22,877 40,180 101,555 14,047 10,235 10,168 22,808 57,258 Disposals during the year - - (155) - (155) Prior year adjustment - - (1,689) - (1,689) At 31 December 2006 28,094 34,686 31,201 62,988 156,969 Net Book Value At 31 December 2006 42,141 32,558 23,519 57,053 155,270 At 31 December 2005 56,188 16,386 31,059 63,467 167,100 7. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES None 8. CAPITAL COMMITMENTS None ALLOCATION OF MAIN FUND AND SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND SCHEDULE 31 DECEMBER 2006 MAIN FUND Misc, General HIVOS OSISA NACA SUB Donations TOTAL Balance at 1 January 2006 147,027 419,175 - 116,976 683,177 Grants/Income/Transfers received 615,266 626,457 331,272 - 1,572,995 Total Funds 762,293 1,045,632 331,272 116,976 2,256,173 Expenditure during the year 359,107 852,056 140,398 116,976 1,468,537 Balance at 31st December 2006 403,186 193,575 190,874 - 787,635 34


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    A nnual R epor t 2006 Mboki Chilisa, (lawyer), BONELA chairperson, Duma Boko, Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court in South Africa, Ms Oarabile Titso (invited guest) and Justice Ibrahim-Carstens from the Industrial Court of Botswana at the BONELA Legal Fraternity Seminar. SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND FINNISH HIVOS - OSISA - NIZA - SUB BOTUSA - GLOBAL GRAND EMBASSY LEGABIBO BOMME ISAGO SRH TOTAL NAC SECTOR FUND TOTAL 208,333 37,256 - - 245,589 57,314 532,138 1,518,219 136,224 34,750 148,688 319,662 60,675 71,141 2,024,473 344,557 37,256 34,750 148,688 565,251 117,989 603,280 3,542,692 238,502 37,256 31,884 4,899 312,541 300,985 505,405 2,587,469 106,055 - 2,866 143,789 252,710 (182,996) 97,875 955,224 35


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    Bo tsw ana Net wor k o n E th i c s , L a w a n d H IV /AID S Annual Report Contributions © The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS, 2006 Coordinating Editor: Christine Stegling Editors: Nicole Cardinal Boitshepo Balozwi Contributors: Oratile Moseki Nthabiseng Nkwe Diana Meswele Nana Gleeson Yorokee Kapimbua Cynthia Lee Uyapo Ndadi Prisca Mogapi Design and layout by: OP Advertising Funded by: BONELA Contact Details The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS Postal address: P.O. Box 402958, Gaborone, Botswana Telephone: (+267) 393-2516 Fax: (+267) 393-2517 Email: bonela@bonela.org Web: http://www.bonela.org 36


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