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,GIZ Lesotho Council of NGOs.

Read more in the attached country report.
Lesotho Strategy Plan 2016 – 2020 

Lesotho Women Parliamentarians leadership training


Lesotho:*Mabota Koloi*

She remembered her first interaction  with Gender Links (GL) back in  2015 and they were told to  write their “I” stories, even though she was scared she was looking forward to write her story as she had so much to write because she has been through a lot . Through the training the participants were […]

Lesotho:Mampeoane Mokete

My name is Mampeoane Mokete from Qibing Council. I’m an aspiring businesswoman working on chicken layers. I started my business with 50 layers in August 2017 and had no idea how to this kind of project being what to feed and how much for good production, medications can be used if they get sick, but […]

June 19, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change | Employment Programs: Protocol @ work

Lesotho:Mabohlokoa Bula

My name is Mabohlokoa Bula from Lilala Community Council.Iam an aspiring entrepreneur. The name of my business is Zenzela General Café and I have registered it with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and also with the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA).So this helps me to file and pay tax end of each year. The memory […]

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Poverty cited major driver as most skip school while on monthly periods Gerard Molupe Maseru, 17 June: The government is grappling with a high rate of abseentism from girl children in the rural areas of the country while they are on menstrual periods. This is primarily because these girls could not afford to buy the […]

June 17, 2019 Themes: Children | Gender equality | Poverty | Reproductive health Programs: News

Lesotho: Fight to end child marriages rages on

Lesotho: Fight to end child marriages rages on

By Gerard Molupe Maseru, 10 May: There  is a disturbing trend of children who get married at the young age in Lesotho. This happens mostly in the rural areas of the country where poverty is rife. The Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) Senior Programmes Officer Attorney Mohau Maapesa says they are also concerned […]

May 24, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | Children | Reproductive health Programs: VRC Clippings

Lesotho: Demystify sexual education in secondary schools

Lesotho: Demystify sexual education in secondary schools

The Government of Lesotho, through the Ministry Of Education and Training (MOET) is a signatory to the SADC Comprehensive Education Policy. In its effort to adopt the principles of this policy, MOET introduced Life Skills education in the curriculum at both primary and secondary schools levels. In addition, a new textbook has been introduced to […]

Lesotho: Government scraps tax from sanitary wear

Lesotho: Government scraps tax from sanitary wear

The Kingdom of Lesotho has achieved an important milestone in menstrual health. The government made a bold announcement during the budget speech read by Minister of Finance Dr Moeketsi Majoro on 12 March 2019 in Lesotho parliament that sanitary towels will no longer be charged value added tax (VAT) (Kingdom of Lesotho, 2019). VAT in […]

Lesotho’s need to include SRHR in its curriculum

Lesotho’s need to include SRHR in its curriculum

By: Kelello Rakolobe 08 April 2019 Lesotho: According to Ministry of Health 2014 study Lesotho has the second highest prevalence of HIV in the world at 25%. Prior to the 2014 Health survey, Lesotho had the third highest prevalence at 23 percent. This means instead of decreasing, the Lesotho HIV/AIDS statistics has escalated. The HIV/ […]

April 8, 2019 Themes: HIV/AIDS | Youth Programs: Education and training

Teacher’s bad attitude towards sexual education

Teacher’s bad attitude towards sexual education

By: Kelello Rakolobe 08 April 2019 Lesotho: According to Ministry of Health 2014 study Lesotho has the second highest prevalence of HIV in the world at 25% by Ministry of Health, 2014. Prior to the 2014 Health survey, Lesotho had the third highest prevalence at 23 percent. This means instead of decreasing, the Lesotho HIV/AIDS […]

April 8, 2019 Themes: Education | HIV/AIDS | Young Women Programs: Gender in media education | HIV and AIDS

Lesotho: Nokaneng app – going digital on GBV

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is widely accepted by both men and women in Lesotho. There is a lack of private and public discourse on (VAWG) to stimulate a change in norms and attitudes.  Gender Links Lesotho in partnership with the Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation, Vodacom Lesotho, Main Level consulting […]

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