International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women’s Achievements and Investing in Their Future

By: Elizabeth Pelletreau, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Maseru International Women’s Day, March 8, is a time to celebrate the often-overlooked contributions of women around the world, to reflect on progress made towards equality, and to rededicate ourselves to ensuring women and girls are valued, empowered, and given opportunities to succeed. The world has often overlooked ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Elizabeth Pelletreau Op-Ed on UN International Day of the Girl Child

The United States is proud to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child with the people of Lesotho and our partners across the globe.  The United Nations established the day in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and galvanize global commitments to end gender stereotypes, discrimination, violence, and economic disparities that disproportionately affect girls.  This ...
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When Girls Thrive, Nations Thrive

By: Matthew T. Harrington, United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho The United States is proud to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with our partners across the globe.  The United Nations established the day in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and galvanize global commitments to end gender stereotypes, discrimination, violence, and economic ...
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2015: An Opportunity for Lesotho to Move Forward

OpEd published in Public Eye on January 16, 2015. By: Matthew T. Harrington, United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho “ Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people’s urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together. ”  With these remarks, Gerald Ford became President of the United States in August 1974 following a decade of war in Vietnam and two years of internal political turmoil.  Today, as Lesotho emerges ...
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