Lesotho

Alliance Focal Point Organization: Women in Law in Southern Africa WLSA Lesotho
Contact Person: Libakiso Mathlalo
Physical Address: 23 Motsoene Road Industrial Area, Maseru
Email: libakiso@yahoo.com
Telephone: +266 22313123

The official launch of the SADC 2010 Barometer in Lesotho   took place in September 2010. Click here to read the launch report.

SADC Gender Protocol 2015 Barometer Lesotho

SADC Gender Protocol 2015 Barometer Lesotho

Lesotho has signed and ratified the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development. It has also deposited the instruments of ratification with the SADC Secretariat. The SADC Gender Protocol (SGP) came into force in September 2012, implying that it is now a legally binding document, requiring states to domesticate its provisions.

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer Lesotho

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer Lesotho

Lesotho has signed and ratified the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development. It has also deposited instruments of ratification with the SADC Secretariat. The SADC Gender Protocol (SGP) came into force in September 2012, implying that it is now a legally binding document and states are required to domesticate the its provisions.

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Barometer 2012 Lesotho

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Barometer 2012 Lesotho

The 2012 Lesotho Gender Protocol Barometer is the fourth annual tracking report of country’s performance against the 28 targets of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development set for 2015

Lesotho quota system yields results at local government level

Lesotho quota system yields results at local government level

The proportion of women elected in Lesotho’s October 2011 local government elections decreased from 58% (2005 elections) to 49%. However, the result is considered by many a more representative reflection of the aspirations of voters after amendments to the country’s quota system were implemented for the vote. Further, Lesotho remains in the lead as far as women’s representation in SADC local government.

Scavengers at rubbish dump

Scavengers at rubbish dump
March 7, 2012 Themes: Environment
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Lesotho: Women breaking the brass ceiling

Lesotho: Women breaking the brass ceiling

Historically issues of peace and security have been a male preserve. Since its inception in 1872, men have led the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS). ln 2005, the appointment of a female Commissioner, Malejaka Evelyn Letooane shattered the brass ceiling. She is Lesotho’s best example of attempts to achieve SADC Protocol provisions in the peace and security sector.

January 10, 2012 Themes: Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Lesotho: A step back in women’s representation in local government, but still an acceptable result

Preliminary results shared by the Independent Electoral Commission of the recent local government elections in Lesotho held in November 2011 show that women’s representation in councils has reduced to 47% from 58% in the previous election.

December 16, 2011
Programs: About the Alliance | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Lesotho takes steps to empower women economically

In Lesotho women and girls in the rural areas have great difficulty accessing credit. Most women do not meet the compliance conditions of financial institutions and do not have property to use as collateral. In response the Lesotho Government has recently given attention to ensuring access to these services. Processes to reform the relevant legal frameworks and establish micro credit schemes are also underway.

September 30, 2011 Themes: Business | Economics | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

New land act protects widows in Lesotho

Nthabiseng (not her real name) aged 30 years old lives at Ha Masitise in the Quthing district semi-urban. She is married under Sesotho Customary law and has two children, a boy aged and a girl of 13 years. Her husband passed away in 2008. He left her a house and some household property; which they had both been staying at with their two children.

September 27, 2011 Themes: Justice system | Land | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SADC Gender Protocol 2010 Barometer – Lesotho launch report

SADC Gender Protocol 2010 Barometer – Lesotho launch report

Lesotho is one of the eight countries that have ratified the SADC Gender and Development Protocol, Hon. Minister Mathabiso Lepono alluded to this during her key note address, “It is in this spirit that Lesotho took the opportunity to ratify the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development just before the HOS 2010 Windhoek Summit”.

June 29, 2011 Themes: Protocol
Programs: Research | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Indigenous Pamphlets: SADC Gender and Protocol

Indigenous Pamphlets: SADC Gender and Protocol

SADC and Gender Protocol indigenous language pamphlets for Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer Baseline Study: Lesotho

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer Baseline Study: Lesotho

The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance, with Gender Links as its coordinating NGO, commissioned a country-based baseline study on the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development adopted during the August 2008 Heads of States Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa. A national Consultant was engaged to undertake the research in Lesotho for a period of a month from May to June 2009.

December 14, 2009 Themes: Gender violence | Protocol
Programs: Research | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance