Human Rights

With various partners, The Hub is creating open-source music and graphics, holding exhibitions, and running workshops on human rights, women’s rights, and fighting against GBV. Contact us if you would like to use the content on this page for educational activities!


Taba-Kholo: Gender-Based Violence with Adv. Joanna Jonas – In Episode 3 of our ‘Taba-Kholo’ video series, we chat to Advocate Joanna Jonas from Nairasha Legal Support about Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Lesotho, which was worsened by Covid-19 and lockdowns. Advocate Jonas talks to us about some of her recent cases, and shares advice on how to get help in Lesotho if you or someone you know is experiencing GBV.

Monster – When Covid-19 forced Southern Africa into lockdown, there was a significant increase in reported cases of Gender-Based Violence. Lesotho already had one of the highest rape rates in the world and this has was worsened by Covid-19. What will it take to change toxic masculinity and patriarchy in our culture?

Change Starts With You – The Hub’s short film for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in 2019, directed by Tšepiso Mahase.

Total Shutdown – The Hub partook in the Total Shutdown march against Gender-Based Violence in Maseru, Lesotho on August 1, 2018. Read more on our website:

Music videos

Emisang feat. Kot Inferno, Lemekoane & Tsebo Phakisi – With increasing numbers of women in Lesotho losing their lives at the hands of men, ‘Emisang’ is a poetic call to action for us all to stand up, to reverse the status quo of widespread gender-based violence, and to breathe new meaning into ‘Khotso, Pula, Nala’ by creating a Lesotho where men and women exist in equality, peace, and mutual respect.

Take Heed feat. Circus Recipe – The Hub created ‘Take Heed’ with Circus Recipe for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in 2020. The song is a conversation between two brothers who discuss the importance of respecting and protecting women’s rights. We have the other 349 days of the year where we need to continue to raise awareness around GBV. We all need to step up, and include men and boys in the conversation as much as possible.

Rise Up feat. Lerato Ma-Jah (Duppy Freestyle 16 Days Remix) – To launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in 2020, The Hub in partnership with OSISA created Rise Up feat. Lerato Ma-Jah.

– The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown caused a surge in GBV and femicide across Southern Africa

– Lesotho has one of the highest rape rates in the world

– 61% of women in Lesotho have experienced sexual violence

– 86% of women in Lesotho have experienced GBV

– Cases of rape involving young children and infants have increased in recent years

– We call on leaders and citizens to rise up to end GBV and femicide in Lesotho


Photo essays

16 Days video series

From 25 November 2018, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December 2018, Human Rights Day, The Hub participated in the 16 Days of activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign with a series of videos. Warning! Some viewers may find the videos disturbing.

Let’s create change together.