Lesotho: Maoa Mafubelu Community Council


Date: July 9, 2018
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Maoa-Mafubelu council is located in the Leribe district. It is the 4th council joined COE in the Leribe district and had completed all the COE stages.

The council has 23 council members; 12 women and 11 men. The chairperson of the council is a woman. Women, youth and People living with the disability (PWD) participate in council affairs by attending council meetings and voting.

Young people, people with disabilities and community members participate during the public gatherings and are part of the decisions makings.

In terms of council staff and management of the council, there are 10 employees and 40% are women.

The council has a provision for three months maternity leave and three months again after maternity called nursing hours. The council does not have a sexual harassment policy, but the cases of sexual harassment are reported at the police station. The council is accessible to everybody and is disability-friendly.

Maoa Mafubelu Community Council substantial budget to gender-related projects for the year 2017 to 2018.

Category Budget 2017 Budget 2018
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality in decision-making and public participation $5 000 $5 000
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality/family friendly/ youth and disability friendly policies and practices $6 000 $8 000
Resources allocated to gender-responsive local economic development $20 000 $20 000
Resources allocated to promoting gender/youth/PWD responsive projects on climate change $20 000 $25 000

Market places are allocated equally for men, women, youth and PWD. The council works in collaboration LNFOD, Action Aid and World Vision to advance local economic development. 16 women have benefited from those project.

There is refuse collection in the council where both men, women, youth and PWD participate equally.

The council has water tanks construction, spring protection and toilet erection. Infrastructure and social development are gender responsive as the water facilities are nearer to the people. There is also a Community policing forum; they work with the chief who frequently reports to the committee in the council.

There is a Community policing forum they work with the chief who frequently reports to the police in the CGPU unit to eradicate GBV.

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