The Department of Gender ensures equality of all opportunities between women, men, girls and boys, so that development efforts have an equal impact on all gender issues.

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about the department

The Ministry of Gender is the lead actor in coordinating efforts to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence in Lesotho.

The Department of Gender ensures equality of all opportunities between women, men, girls and boys, so that development efforts have an equal impact on all gender issues. Our aim is to facilitate proper integration of gender issues in development to ensure full involvement, participation and partnership of women and men, girls and boys in both their productive lives.

Through it’s policy, the Department of Gender takes gender concerns into account in all national and sectoral policies, programmes, budgets and plans in order to achieve gender equality in the development process.

To strengthen concerted efforts against GBV, the Ministry of Gender has set up an anti-GBV Coordination Forum that is organised in the following manner.

the anti-GBV Coordination Forum

The overall purpose of the anti-GBV Coordination Forum is to strengthen national GBV efforts and activities through increased co-ordination.

Specific objectives of the anti-GBV Coordination Forum are to:

Notifications

Young women trained on jewelry making and business skills as a response to COVID 19 (ongoing)

Press conference for the commemoration of 16 days against GBV 23rd Nov 2020

Women’s forum against GBV 4th Dec 2020

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