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Rural women bear obstetric fistula’s brunt

Pascalinah Kabi SHE could have easily carried the mantle of the beauty of the plateaus of Semonkong, a tiny remote town 115km into the heart of Lesotho’s mountain ranges, but 17 year old Ntšepeng (not her real name) died an outcast…

Pig farmer dares to defy stereotypes

Pascalinah Kabi WHEN Thabang Tlhapi opted for agriculture, and not the more popular woodwork at secondary school, little did he know that he had chosen his life’s passion. “I find inner peace when dealing with nature and…

Reusable pads restore girls’ dignity

Pascalinah Kabi LERIBE – The late Whitney Houston, a world-famous musician, once sang about how we all have dreams and how “everyone wants a chance to become someone”. The rest of the song was about the importance of…

Reusable pads restore girls’ dignity

Pascalinah Kabi LERIBE – The late Whitney Houston, a world-famous musician, once sang about how we all have dreams and how “everyone wants a chance to become someone”. The rest of the song was about the importance of…

A silver lining to the El Nino drought

Pascalinah Kabi SEVENTEENTH century English poet and civil servant John Milton is credited with coining the phrase “silver lining” which was eventually developed into the saying “every cloud has a silver lining”. This…

‘National gender dialogue imperative’

Pascalinah Kabi GENDER and Youth, Sports and Recreation Deputy Minister ‘Marefuoe Muso says the obstacles women were facing in their socio-economic advancement could only be addressed through a national dialogue on gender…

Fighting a deadly legacy

Young people who have witnessed the social and medical effect of mining on their parents are fighting for their rights. Caelainn Hogan On a hard shoulder of the God Help Me Pass, men who worked…