Sex workers and factory workers are the two groups most likely to have high HIV prevalence, and those groups are mostly made up of women. Social and economic movements, like the mass immigration of men to South Africa, and the rise of the garment industry, have contributed to both the progress and problems facing women in Lesotho today. However, according to one Lesotho Minister of Gender and Youth, Thesele John Maseribane , this problem is difficult to combat due to "a culture of silence and stigmatization associated with the scourge. Archived from the original on 10 January This is down by almost half from , where the maternal mortality rate in Lesotho was per , live births, higher than the average of per , live births in sub-Saharan Africa and more than double the global average of per ,
Julianne. Age: 27.
Women seeking or receiving abortions are often arrested.
Serena. Age: 28.
Women in Lesotho
The Labour Code Order criminalized gender discrimination in the work place. Sex workers and factory workers are the two groups most likely to have high HIV prevalence, and those groups are mostly made up of women. This amendment to the Lesotho Bank Savings and Development Act gave women the right to open their own bank accounts.