The Impact of Retrenched Returnees on gender relations in rural Lesotho

"The overall objective of this study is to investigate the nature of the gender division of labour in Lesotho’s rural households and how migration tends to transform this division of labour over time. Drawing from the broad objective above, the specific objectives of the study are: (a)to elucidate the theoretical discourse on migration thus far;(b)to explain methodological instruments and approaches used in the study to collect and analyse data; (c) to map out historical conjunctures and patterns in migration that have in turn influenced changes in gender relations; (d) to bring out measurable indicators that highlight the empowerment-disempowerment dynamic of migration on rural women; and (e) to project the possible futures of migration and gender relations in rural Lesotho."