To afford services to victims of gender based violence, Lesotho has established the Child and Gender Protection Unit within the Lesotho Mounted Police Service and a One Stop Centre by the Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation (MGYSR). Child and Gender Protection Unit deals mainly with protection of children, women, and men who have suffered from gender based violence by investigating cases and ensuring prosecution of cases, as well as sensitizing the communities on issues of gender based violence. The Centre provides a temporary place of safety to women and children survivors of sexual and gender based violence where they receive psychosocial support, mediation, economic empowerment, referral, health and legal services to ensure an integrated response and support services to survivors.
Source of Information
The Government of Lesotho, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 26
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