Only men can inherit the title of chief in Lesotho. One woman is trying to change that

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“A woman in Lesotho is not discriminated against — she simply doesn’t exist […] You can only discriminate against someone who exists, but in Lesotho’s laws on succession and inheritance, women are not even mentioned — they are entirely overlooked.”

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‘Mathabiso Mosala: 50 years of activism in Lesotho

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“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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