Lesotho

Lesotho

Makananelo Ramoholi

Makananelo Ramoholi is a gender and social justice activist from Lesotho. Her passion for gender started when she studied Gender and Law during her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) at the National University of Lesotho. She later joined Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust- Lesotho in 2013 where she became involved in advocacy and lobbying activities to advance the rights women and children in Lesotho. It was during this period that she received several trainings on feminism, leadership and sustainable development to advance gender equality. These included the Lesotho Feminism Course, Training of Trainers on Feminist Leadership and Organizational Development and Sustainable Development and Economic Justice course. She co-founded an organization called Development and Leadership Centre in 2014 where she currently serves as the Director. The organization mainly advocates for the rights of young women and girls by looking into key areas such as sexual and reproductive health and leadership to ensure that girls live to attain their full potential and to actively participate in development. She has just completed her Masters in Women's Law with the University of Zimbabwe. She is a young leader in the Women Deliver Young Leaders Programme and a country coordinator for International Youth Alliance for Family Planning in Lesotho and in both roles she continues to advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights of young people.