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Tampose Jacobina Mothopeng

Mandela Washington Fellow - Lesotho

Tampose Jacobina is a human rights defender and activist working with Matrix Support Group, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex biased organization. He was responsible and active in legally registering the organization when serving as a coordinator. Tampose has participated in the International Service for Human Rights Geneva training and spoke on LGBTI human rights at the 53rd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. He would like to work on strengthening the youth network in Lesotho and recently developed a LGBTI youth network with the purpose of motivating, strengthening and building young leaders of Lesotho for a better future in Lesotho. After acquiring the skills, knowledge, and network from the Washington Fellowship, he plans to support the SOGI movement, which is human rights and health networks within Africa, the SADAA region, and Lesotho.