‘Women in Resistance’ expo roars into life
QUEEN ‘Masenate Mohato Bereng Seeiso has lauded the Alliance Francaise de Maseru (AF) initiated “Women in Resistance”, saying the exhibitions would raise awareness on the plight of women and bolster efforts towards their empowerment.
Speaking at the launch of the series of artistic and cultural events celebrating the role of women in society at Ouh La La gardens in Maseru on Tuesday, Her Majesty said: “Women form an important part of society and this series of events will grant us the opportunity to increase our understanding of their role in society.”
The events, which run from 5 to 30 May 2015, are meant to shine the spotlight on women and their struggles, which remain largely unknown due to limited media coverage. They are an initiative of Alliance Française de Maseru (AF), in conjunction with the European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Vodacom Lesotho, Standard Lesotho Bank, the US Embassy and Hillside Digital Trust.
Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Bereng Seeiso, who is also the exhibition’s patron, added that “Women in Resistance” aptly showcases women’s role in society which is characterised by the quest for courage.