What is the place of women in 2015 elec­tions?

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es­pe­cially in Ar­ti­cle 2(c) shall be treated as ex­tend­ing to the af­fairs of re­li­gious de­nom­i­na­tions. Fur­ther­more, the Le­sotho gov­ern­ment de­clares that it shall not take any leg­isla­tive mea­sures un­der the Con­ven­tion where those mea­sures would be in­com­pat­i­ble with the Con­sti­tu­tion of Le­sotho.

In 2004, the reser­va­tion was re­laxed to only ap­ply to the ex­tent that it af­fects the suc­ces­sion to the throne and chief­tain­ship. The case of Se­nate David Gabashane Ma­sopha im­me­di­ately comes to mind.

Some hu­man rights and women ac­tivists want the re­peal of sec­tion 4 of Le­sotho con­sti­tu­tion.

When par­ties do not tell in their cam­paign con­tent whether they are will­ing to change or keep this, it might be that women in such par­ties have cho­sen to re­main at the dance floor, blow whis­tles, dress to kill and out­shine oth­ers in the party at­tire colours, and strug­gle for front­lines and prox­im­ity with lead­ers dur­ing party mass choirs per­for­mance at the ral­lies with ei­ther their fuku-fuku long dresses or miniskirts.

The Gen­der and Devel­op­ment Pol­icy of Le­sotho an­tic­i­pates estab­lish­ment of gen­der teams in all the min­istries, some­thing that does not ex­ist to date.

There is a strong view that this and other com­po­nents of this pol­icy must be im­ple­mented. When par­ties do not tell in their cam­paign con­tent whether they are will­ing to change or keep this, it might be that women in such par­ties have cho­sen to re­main at the dance floor, blow whis­tles, dress to kill and out­shine oth­ers in the party at­tire colours, and strug­gle for front­lines and prox­im­ity with lead­ers dur­ing party mass choirs per­for­mance at the ral­lies with ei­ther their fuku-fuku long dresses or miniskirts.

Although Le­sotho is a sig­na­tory to the 50-50 rep­re­sen­ta­tion dec­la­ra­tion by the African Union and the SADC, women num­bers in cabi­net is poor.

How much does a woman vote cost? Can ev­ery woman elec­tor say “Ir­re­spec­tive of my po­lit­i­cal party I am go­ing to vote for clear com­mit­ments to change women po­si­tion”?

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