Lesotho signed the Maputo Protocol in February 27th, 2004 and ratified in October 26th, 2004.
- Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Policy of 2016 prioritizes women and youth[i]
- Human Rights Commission Bill: establishes the Human Rights Commission[ii]
- Dual Citizenship Act: makes it easier for men from third countries married to a Lesothan woman to become a naturalized citizen[iii]
- Labour Code Wages (Amendment) Act of 2018: amends the Act of 2014 and provides the same length of maternity leave for all workers[iv]
- Eighth Amendment to the Constitution: removed discriminatory provisions that favoured foreign women married to Lesotho citizens over foreign men married to Lesotho women in matters of citizenship[v]
- During the year the Ministry of Social Development conducted public awareness campaigns against childmarriage in a number of districts[vi]
[i] Government of Lesotho(2020),“Report of Lesotho Government Beijing +25 Review Report”, p. 53.
[ii] US. Department of State (2021), “2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices:Lesotho”
[iii] Eighth Amendment to the Constitution Act, Act No. 8 of 2018.
[iv] UN Human Rights Commission (2019), “National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annexto Human Rights Council resolution 16/21: Lesotho.
[v] UN Human Rights Commission (2019), “National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annexto Human Rights Council resolution 16/21: Lesotho.