Women's Struggle for Equality Continues

The recent judgement passed by Lesotho’s Constitutional Court denying Senate Masupha’s succession to chieftainship has taken the country on a complete U-turn, says Mohasi

Advocate 'Mabolae Mohasi says the recent judgement passed by Lesotho’s Constitutional Court denying Senate Masupha’s succession to chieftainship has taken the country on a complete U-turn from the direction it is heading in achieving gender equality and non-discrimination against women.

Mohasi states that Masupha states that the ruling is non-discriminatory since Lesotho’s customary law states that daughters, based on their sex cannot succeed their fathers to chieftainship.

Meanwhile, local and international gender equality activists have been calling for full commitment to the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women and the repeal of this section of the Constitution, as many believe it has no place in a modern Lesotho that seeks to recognise all women as equal citizens of the country.

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