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: Tsoelikana Community Council

Tsoelikana Community Council is found in the rural area called Tsoelike in the Qacha’s Nek district.The council joined the COE in 2010. The council has a total of 27 councillors. Women represent 48%. Due to the fact that the council chairperson is a male he automatically chairs the finance committee and the management committee, so […]

Lesotho: Mashaleng Community Council

Mashaleng Community Council is found in the Mohale’s Hoek district. It is the first council in Mohale’s Hoek to join the COE process in 2010. The council has a total of 13 councillors. Women represents 38% of the councillors compared to men at 62% representation in the council. However, women still participate at an equal […]

Lesotho: Mapoteng Community Council

Mapoteng Council is situated in rural area called Mapoteng in the district of Berea. Mapoteng council has the gender action plan that was partially implemented. There are 15 councillors; 10 men and five women. The chairperson and deputy of the council are both men, but within the three committees that council has two are chaired […]

Lesotho: Maoa Mafubelu Community Council

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 […]

Lesotho: Manka Community Council

Manka Community Council is found in the district of Leribe and joined the COE process in 2015. 53% of the councilors are women. The chairperson of the social services committee is a woman and deputy chairperson of the council being a woman. The council also ensures that women, youth and PWD participate at public gatherings […]

Lesotho:Mamants’o Community Council

Mamantso Community council situated in Motsekuoa in the Mafeteng District. The council of ‘Mamants’o has gender policy and action plan that incorporates the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol, SDGs and other relevant targets. It also has a high profile champion within the council who makes sure that gender issues are taken care and make aware […]

Lesotho: Makoabating Community Council

Makoabating Council is situated in Thabana Morena and is the fourth council working with Gender Links in the district of Mafeteng with COE process and the entreprenuership.The council is so determine in promoting gender equality in their localities and also to see that Gender based violence prevented. The council has shaped a number of gender-related policies […]

Lesotho: Makhoarane Community Council

Makhoarane council is situated in Morija area in the Maseru districts. When the council started with the COE process the councillors were blind to gender mainstreaming. To date the council has worked very hard to mainstream gender in their policies and overall council and community activities. Makhoarane council has 13 councillors; 11 are women and […]

Lesotho:Maisa Phoka Community Council

Maisa Phoka Council is situated in Botha Bothe, but falls under the Leribe district. It has joined the COE in 2015. The council uses action plan as the guiding tool for implementing gender activities.There are 13 members of the council, and six which is 46% are women. The chairperson and deputy are both headed by men. […]

Lesotho:Litsoetse Community Council

Litsoetse Community Council is situated in the mountain kingdom of Thaba Tseka district. The council has an annual activity plan derived from the Gender Action Plan. It is in the process of developing a gender policy.The council comprises of 42% of women representatives and the chairperson of the council is a woman. The council also […]



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