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: 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: Male councillor campaigns for safe abortion

“Our girls’ future, health and safe life is in our hands and knowledge is power,” says Councilor Mohlomi Setlaba. He want councils to work together with traditional and community leaders for to campaign for safe abortion. Mohlomi Setlaba is a councillor at Mamants’o council and a member of social services committee. Cllr Mohlomi believes in […]

February 26, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Lesotho: GL working hard to improve SRHR

Lesotho: GL working hard to improve SRHR

By Tokelo Lefoka Maseru, 25 December: During the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) workshop that was held in Mafeteng recently, Gender Links country manager Manteboheleng Mabetha advised clinics to forefront the struggle towards achieving SRHR (sexual reproductive health rights) and women’s rights. The meeting was attended by 5 councils from within Mafeteng. In her opening […]

December 25, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Lesotho: GL addresses SRHR issues

Lesotho: GL addresses SRHR issues

By Tokelo Lefoka Maseru, 22 December:  Gender Links Lesotho held a two-day SADC gender protocol alliance meeting at Avani from the 15th to the 16th of November 2018. The meeting was grounded on the findings of SADC gender protocol barometer that was launched under the broad theme of #she decides. During the meeting, a panel […]

December 22, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Gender audit of Lesotho local elections

Gender audit of Lesotho local elections

Once held up as the shining star of women’s political representation at the local level, the proportion of women in local government in Lesotho has steadily declined from 58% in the first local elections in 2005, to 49% in 2011 to 40% in the September 2017 elections. This steady downward trend has taken place despite […]

October 18, 2018 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

Lesotho: Mamakhefu Ramaema

“The first and best memory Cllr Mamakhefu Ramaema had with Gender Links was when Gender Links visited their council Sephokong Community council for COE stages 1&2. Cllr Mamakhefu was part of the management meeting because she is the chairperson of social services committee in the council. She described that day as the best day that […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Lesotho: Malimakatso Tjamela

I am a new person and I feel as though I can conquer the world! People used to see me as a victim of gender based violence (GBV), but after I attended Gender Links (GL) training and met people who have also experienced GBV and shared what I have gained through the training, it changed […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Lesotho – Marelebohile Mothibi

A special moment of significant in Mrs Mothibili’s life was always giving up on her dreams or things she wished to do before she even began. Due to low self-esteem, lack of confidence and trust, she denied herself to possible opportunities in life. Had she it not been a member of gender links which uplifted her and […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Lesotho – Maputsoane Leboea

“I am not a victim, but a conquer”  Maputsoane enjoyed the singing from the first Gender Links event she attended because it was some form of therapy at the same time not what she was expecting. She thought workshops where similar to being a class room whereby a teacher teaches pupils just listen. It was […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Lesotho – Makoabating 

  “Determination is what made me who I am today”  Councillor Neo Mahase was born and bred in Thabana-Morena Ha Leboto in the Mafeteng district where most people know it as a district of lots of fighting’s amongst Sesotho music musicians. Cllr Neo also calls himself as a rural boy. He grew up there and he is still leaving there even […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work
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