Lesotho IDAHOT 2016: Faces & Voices


“To me, the march is a form of counselling. I don’t have to talk to anyone; I just look at everyone else and it’s a kind of counselling. I see other people who are gay and bisexual and I think to myself: ‘you’re not the only gay person in the world.’ It makes me feel better, it makes me feel welcomed.”

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“She put her hand out and touched the hard, dry floor. Water all around her, all the way up to the thatched roof. Water outside, water flowing high above the roofs of homes. Fields and trees and rocks deep at the bottom of a huge lake of water.”

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‘Mathabiso Mosala: 50 years of activism in Lesotho


“Despite her age, Mosala speaks with clarity and strength, and holds her listener in a steady gaze. She has many stories to tell. For the past five decades, she has been at the forefront of the Lesotho National Council of Women (LNCW), a coalition of women’s organisations that has worked tirelessly over the years to advocate for the rights of women in Lesotho, and to provide them with meaningful skills, opportunities and training.”

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