Lesotho

  

Country Summary:

Board Member Rethabile Pholo
Staff Members Manteboheleng Mabetha and Ntolo Lekau
When registered 2011
Alliance focal network Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA-Lesotho)
Government COEs 50
View the Centres of Excellence in Lesotho
Media COEs 8
Key partners Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship, Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA), EU, UNFPA, UNDP, Lesotho Council of NGOs.

Read more in the attached country report.

Lesotho Strategy Plan 2016 – 2020 


 

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]

GBV, plight of the girl child in Lesotho

GBV, plight of the girl child in Lesotho

By Manteboheleng Mabetha Maseru, 23 March: Lerato (22) went through the trauma of being raped by her father at the age of 13 until he was caught when she was aged 15. The discovery was made because she fell pregnant by her father then. “My father was arrested but I was left with a child […]

March 26, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

By Ntolo Lekau Lesotho has the third-highest HIV prevalence in the world with almost one in the four (23%) people in the country living with HIV. In 2016, the government through the Ministry of Health in partnership with United States (US) government‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), at Columbia University and the Bureau of […]

Africa in Fact: Looking East: The Asian model

This edition of Africa in Fact questions whether the Asian model can be transposed onto Africa. GGA promotes good governance in Africa and Africa in Fact publishes articles from writers across the continent. As Africa reduces its dependence on aid and foreign direct investment continues to flood in, Asian economies look attractive. They top the […]

Lesotho: SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Lesotho:  SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Maseru 14 December 2017: The Lesotho SADC Protocol @ Work Summit 2017 was held under the theme Local Action for a Strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa! The summit ran for two days, garnered informative case studies of strategies to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and justice at local and community levels. The summit ended on a […]

December 14, 2017 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Thaba-Tseka Urban Council Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 12 October  2010 Buy-In Report II Situation analysis 12 October 2010 Situational Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development 2010 Village Workshop IV Inception workshop 14-16 Feb 2012 Stage 4 Report V Action planning workshop 14-16 Feb 2012 Stage 5 […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Women’s representation in Lesotho Govt recedes

Women’s representation in Lesotho Govt recedes

Maseru, 4 August: Women’s representation in Lesotho’s parliament dropped by two-percentage points from 25% to 23% after the June 2017 National Assembly Elections. Out of the 120 seats, only 27 are held by women as compared to 2015 when women held 30 seats. The cabinet representation of women has remained the same for both 2015 […]

August 4, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Brutal marriage

Name of article:  Brutal marriage Name of publication: Thaha-Khube FM Country: Lesotho Theme: Women Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. This story is disclosing how a woman who got married in her neighbourhood, and has […]

Gender parity elusive as Lesotho votes

Gender parity elusive as Lesotho votes

Final appeal for the election of women: “Yes we must and yes we can.” It is only a day to the 3 June 2017 Lesotho National Assembly elections. Maseru, 2 June: 2017 has seen more women participating in the National Assembly elections with a total of 409 women or 31% of all candidates for all […]

June 2, 2017 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

It’s equally a woman’s world

Name of article: Its women world Name of publication: Finite Magazine Country: Lesotho Theme: Business Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. The attachment depicts two articles of women occupying key positions normally […]

Lesotho

Office

Country ManagerManteboheleng Mabetha
Phone00 266 22 316 755
Emaillesmanager@genderlinks.org.za
AddressGender Links Lesotho,LNDC Kingsway Mall,Block C, 4th floor, Room 421 Development House