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2 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

1 December 2021
Statement
Commemorating World AIDS Day 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do, Dr Natalia Kanem

As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic. The continued spread of these two viruses lays... Read more

25 November 2021
Statement
Violence in the online world is real.

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped.

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more

24 November 2021
News
GBV Must Be Uprooted, Hon. Mosena

Keep Fighting for that Voice of the Voiceless: Gender Based Violence Must Be Uprooted, MP Tšepang Tšita Mosena

Honourable Tšita Mosena is deeply concerned that gender based violence (GBV) is too rife in Lesotho, and notes that ,“It is deeply rooted and needs to be addressed from the systemic appreciation. It’... Read more

18 November 2021
News
Dedicated to improving healthcare service delivery

Dedicated to improving healthcare service delivery in the rural areas of Lesotho

For someone who due to lack of finances interrupted her education to become a child-minder for one year before she could go back to further her education., Mamello Makhele, has done well for herself... Read more

9 November 2021
News
“Empowered women must empower other women”, Dr Mamoeketsi Ntho

“Empowered women must empower other women”, Dr Mamoeketsi Ntho

Dr.  ‘Mamoeketsi Ntho who is currently the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Youth. Gender Sports and Recreation in Lesotho says, “I have great hope for young women and men in this country,... Read more

19 October 2021
Press Release
Protect Girls’ Rights and End Child Marriage

Renewed Call to Protect Girls’ Rights and End Child Marriage in East and Southern Africa

When girls are forced to drop out of school because they get married, often well before their 18th birthday and seldom as a choice, it perpetuates a lifetime of poverty and the denial of girls’... Read more

11 October 2021
Statement
Celebrating Day of the Girl

Girls are born with power, Dr Kanem

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world. We see examples of this everywhere, in... Read more

13 September 2021
News
"13 Year Olds Among Those Bearing Children in Quthing," Nurse Midwife

Early and Unintended Pregancies Rife in Quthing - 13 Year Olds Among Those Bearing Children

For the Quthing government hospital, the maternity ward most often has more teenagers than other women of child bearing age. According to a Nurse Midwife working in the maternity ward at the hospital... Read more

2 September 2021
News

Early and Unintended Pregnancies are destroying the lives of Young Girls in Quthing.

The story of Thato.   Mamokake Mokake (82) will never forget how devastated and hurt she was when she discovered that her 17-year-old grandchild was pregnant while she was still in school. Now all... Read more

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