Maseru – The National University of Lesotho NUL community marked the end of the African Women’s month at the main campus in Roma, Maseru.
Speaking at the event dominated by female staff and students, NUL Vice Chancellor Professor Nqosa Mahao commended the team that organised the event saying celebrating humanity without women would not be complete.
He said women throughout the world play the kind of role that begins from bearing children and bringing them up and seeing to it that they have food at all times.
He promised that to ensure protection of women’s rights in the institution on issues of sexism and sexual harassment, a policy to address these challenges will be taken to the University Council before the end of the year.
He added that the policy will also be effectively implemented and enforced only when the victims of harassment can help by reporting to relevant authorities, saying they want to ensure the rights of all women are protected by promoting good behaviour amongst the NUL community at large.
The Pro Vice Chancellor Associate Professor ‘Manthoto Lephoto urged women to support each other for their empowerment in all sectors of life, saying the event was meant to honour all women for their contribution especially those who have a role in the education of Basotho children.
The event started with a procession from Ha Scout to Netherlands Hall, and culminated in various presentations to promote women’s rights and make them aware of their potential in participating in fields such as Science and Technology, which are dominated by men.