Weekend Workshop: Song Writing for Change

From February 23-24, 2019, The Hub hosted a weekend workshop on song writing for change, led by Siphiwe Nzima Nts’ekhe, Meloh & O.G. S’killz. Participants were led on exercises on writing and performing, while examining issues around gender and abuse. The group wrote a song during the workshop, which will be recorded, and have a music video filmed forContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Song Writing for Change”

#16Days Videos

A 2013 Gender Links Violence against Women baseline study in Lesotho revealed that 86% of women in Lesotho have experienced some form of violence at least once in their lifetime*. From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, The Hub is participating in the #16Days ofContinue reading “#16Days Videos”

#16Days concert with MIP

Huge thanks to Magic In Progress for supporting #16Days at The Hub with a concert on November 17, 2018! Magic In Progress (MIP) is a Maseru based hip hop collective, who have been supporting The Hub for several years with free performances and workshops. We are incredibly grateful for their support! The line up featured T-Mech, RMC, Kimberley, Stevey-E, RifleContinue reading “#16Days concert with MIP”

#TotalShutDown

The Hub partook in the #TotalShutDown march against Gender Based Violence. We are proud to be part of this important movement in Southern Africa, many thanks to our friend Lineo Tsikoane for setting an example in activism for the rest of us to follow! Maseru, Lesotho – midday, Wednesday 1st August 2018. The police have stopped trafficContinue reading “#TotalShutDown”

#16Days Video

86% of women in Lesotho have experienced some form of gender based violence (Gender Links, 2015). Today The Hub is taking part in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by launching a video produced by our students for #16 days of activism against gender based violence (GBV). “We cannot achieve genderContinue reading “#16Days Video”

Round table discussion on gender with YALI

On Thursday July 27 2017, Hub volunteer Ts’episo Mahooe and Hub member Tsebo Makakole took part in a round table discussion on gender with Young African Leaders Initiative Network at The American Corner (State Library) in Maseru. This “opening up” session featured first hand experiences of men opening up and communicating their dilemmas, anxieties, vulnerabilities and other issues relatedContinue reading “Round table discussion on gender with YALI”

Ready for 2017

The Hub has been back in action for a few weeks after a summer break. Job-Ready Fridays have featured a photography Skills Session, and Hub Talks by singer Leomile, and Kanono Thabane from Lesotho Council of NGOs. Some of the upcoming speakers are award winning actor Lebohang Ntsane, and entrepreneur/motivational speaker Nozipho Nonyana. We areContinue reading “Ready for 2017”

Weekend workshops at The Hub

Starting in November 2016, The Hub is hosting monthly weekend workshops that will teach a range of skills, including professional writing, photography, film-making, graphic design and ways to meaningfully address and tackle relevant socio-economic issues such as gender-based violence and human rights. We just wrapped up a very successful two-day “Introduction to Professional Writing” workshop.Continue reading “Weekend workshops at The Hub”

Gender violence costs SA R40bn, so now will govt act?

Originally posted by Mail & Guardian By Czerina Patel Every year in South Africa, an estimated more than one million rapes occur; more than a thousand women are killed by an intimate partner; and gender-based violence (GBV) costs our straining economy around R40-billion (yes, that’s with a “b”). Every single year. KPMG has just released a new report (withContinue reading “Gender violence costs SA R40bn, so now will govt act?”

Kick4Life – Speak Out Lesotho!

Originally posted by Kick4Life on December 3, 2012. Every year, from November 25 to December 10, governments, NGOs and individuals worldwide take part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence – an international campaign which aims to raise awareness of the issue of gender-based violence. In Lesotho, sexual violence against women and girls is aContinue reading “Kick4Life – Speak Out Lesotho!”