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NEWS RELEASE: DARK DAY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN LESOTHO AS HIGHEST COURT UPHOLDS DISCRIMINATORY CHIEFTAINSHIP ACT

Johannesburg, 17 April – Lesotho’s highest court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act, which denies daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship solely due to their gender. “This is a dark day for women in Lesotho. …» Read More

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SALC Amicus: Masupha v The Senior Resident Magistrate for the Subordinate Court of Berea and Others

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Priti

NEWS RELEASE: DARK DAY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN LESOTHO AS HIGHEST COURT UPHOLDS DISCRIMINATORY CHIEFTAINSHIP ACT

Johannesburg, 17 April – Lesotho’s highest court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act, which denies daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship solely due to their gender. “This is a dark day for women in Lesotho. …» Read More

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Lesotho: Women’s right to chieftainship

On 17 April 2014, the Court of Appeal upheld section 10 of the Chieftainship Act of 1968 which denies all daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship. The case was brought by Senate Masupha, the first-born child of a chief. She argued that denying her the ability to succeed to …» Read More