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 LGBTIQA+ people in Lesotho as well as developing new partnerships nationally, regionally and worldwide.
Its Headquarters is located in Maseru, capital city of Lesotho. The organisation acquired its legal recognition in 2010 under the national Societies’ Act of 1966 and got re-registered in 2015. In seeking to achieve these objectives, the organisation intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, implementation of programs that respond to the health and human rights needs of LGBTIQA+ community in Lesotho, through advocacy strategies and strengthening LGBTIQA+ movement across the Country.
The People’s Matrix Association Office is an independent and autonomous body reporting to the Executive Board through the Chairperson of the Executive Committee. It is tasked to promote the core values of the organization and an ethical culture in all organisational levels.
The Office provides impartial confidential advice and guidance to staff members and elected officials on ethical matters and ensures compliance with organisational values. It protects the integrity of the organization and guides staff members in conducting themselves.