Stories written by Mamello Makhele

Challenging Cultural Norms and Removing Stigma is Key to Confronting Lesotho’s Rape Culture

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and given rise to a new, deeply concerning wave of rape culture in Lesotho. Although the true extent is not known yet, we have noticed concerning reports that the onset of the pandemic has worsened sexual violence with more women and girls being confined to small living places whilst social tensions are exacerbated.