The study looked at how the global/transnational gender equality agenda has been institutionalized in Lesotho. it looks at how different state and non state actors have shaped the articulation and implementation of gender equality issues. the actors are the political parties, NGO community, women's organizations, the donor community and the Government institutions. The study has argued that this global agenda is not imposed in Lesotho, but that Lesotho has used the transnational space to institutionalism gender equality in policies and laws. however, because of the entrenched patriarchal ideologies, the parameters of gender equality debates have been shaped by male dominated institutions and in particular these forces have marginalized women's political representation. on the other hand legal activism has been successful to shape legal reforms while women's voice in decision making is still marginalized.