Author and Elimination of Child Labour Specialist, Ministry of Labour and Employment
Nthabiseng Claudia Letsie is an author and elimination of child labour specialist currently working for the Ministry of Labour and Employment for more than a decade (12 years). She is entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating all the national activities meant for the eradication of child labour and strengthening the capacity of stakeholders to combat child labour in Lesotho. Her duties also include awareness raising by holding public gatherings at community level, and media appearances on children’s rights particularly on national legal framework and international standards on child labour. As a Coordinating Labour Inspector within the Child Labour Unit Ms. Letsie also participate on behalf of the Ministry on child protection forums and multi-sectoral committee on curbing human trafficking to guarantee sectoral mainstreaming of child labour issues.
Furthermore, she also serves as a Secretariat of the Programme Advisory Committee on Child Labour. She also advocates and lobby resources for activities meant for the elimination of child labour. In an effort to enhance her research-based knowledge and skills on child labour trafficking, Ms. Letsie was afforded an opportunity by the McCain Institute to be a research fellow at the Arizona State University, Office of Sex Trafficking intervention Research in the United States of America in September 2019 to May 2020. Ms. Letsie is also a member of the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars as a developing scholar for her contribution on a journal article as the first author. Ms. Letsie is also recognized by the Young African Leaders Initiative as one of the leaders in the Southern African Region who are contributing towards the elimination of child labour in their respective countries.