16. 10. 24

She stared at the face in the mirror. She could barely recognise herself; red marks across her dark brown skin. She wiped the nose and tried in vain to apply make up to hide the scars. Even though the make-up successfully hid the scars above the flesh, she could still see behind the falsetto. The truth was that she was living a lie. While by day she was an executive of a highly successful company and called the shots, at night she was this vulnerable, weak abused woman who was constantly being beaten by her high school sweetheart. She mastered the façade to perfection, spoke at seminars about the strong black woman, but she didn’t believe in it herself. 

16. 10. 24

Independence is a phenomenon that has been on people’s lips especially in this 21st century where the rights of women and girls are promoted. Through eagerness to ensure women’s successful futures where men are either there for convenience or some other reason besides the fact that he is a breadwinner, protector and head of the household, it has been apparent that women’s emancipation especially during the days of current is that which encourages that women who have really made it have done so without men as either partners/ lovers or as those that offered them opportunities of advancement. 

16. 10. 24

In our 50th year of independence what has Lesotho achieved as a sovereign state and for its people, in particular its women? Alternatively, we could ask what it is that Basotho women have achieved for themselves. The responses differ, depending on where you look for the answer. Official country reports present one view, donor reports, one after another. The media in its traditional forms and social platforms paint differing viewpoints. Ask men and women, and their answers will not be the same as their perspectives differ.

16. 10. 24

Independence is a phenomenon that has been on people’s lips especially in this 21st century where the rights of women and girls are promoted. Through eagerness to ensure women’s successful futures where men are either there for convenience or some other reason besides the fact that he is a breadwinner, protector and head of the household, it has been apparent that women’s emancipation especially during the days of current is that which encourages that women who have really made it have done so without men as either partners/ lovers or as those that offered them opportunities of advancement. 

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