Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Yes. Gender equality is always an issue but no big racial/tribal divides that I've seen in other places. - Aug 2020

Yes. - May 2016

Asians aren't liked too well by the Basotho, even though there is a sizable Chinese population in Maseru. It is a Christian country, but I'm not sure about religious prejudices. I think other African people (not Basotho) and African-Americans also faced discrimination. As a married woman and mother, I didn't have too many problems, probably because I 'fit the mold.' I think some single women are harassed. It's a man's world. - Aug 2015

No. All major religions except Judaism have worship space in Lesotho and there are no overt prejudices that I can see. - Jun 2010

No racial, religious of gender issues that I am aware of. - Mar 2009

Subscribe to our newsletter

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More