People’s Matrix Association was established in 2008 as a unique Non–Governmental Organisation.
The organisation is charged with creating an enabling environment for people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among LGBTIQ+ people in Lesotho as well as developing new partnerships nationally, regionally and worldwide.
The People’s Matrix Association intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver through the implementation of programs that respond to the health and human rights needs of LGBTIQ+ community in Lesotho, advocacy strategies and strengthening LGBTIQ+ movement across the country.
The organisation is dedicated to advancing human rights in Lesotho, with a particular focus on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. They envisage a country free of all forms of moral prejudice and discrimination and a country where there is justice and freedom for all.
People’s Matrix Association’s aims and objectives:
The organisation supports the entitlement by all individuals, without discrimination to enjoy a full range of human rights. The promotion and protection of human rights features is one of the key objectives of the organisation:
To advocate and lobby for the political, sexual, cultural and economic rights of people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Lesotho
To eradicate stigma and discrimination on the bases of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in Lesotho
To build and strengthen voices and visibility through research, media and literature and through full participation in local and international
To build a strong and sustainable community of people with diverse orientations, gender identity and gender expression in Lesotho supporting the development of national organisations working on same issues in Lesotho and internationally
To represent the interests of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identity and gender expression within appropriate national and international bodies