Music Video: Power/Control

From May 25-26, 2019 The Hub hosted Pheello Pj Makosholo for a workshop to shoot our first music video for ‘Power/Control’! The song was written during a 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 patriarchy. BigContinue reading “Music Video: Power/Control”

#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”

Women in Technology & Social Entrepreneurship

On Wednesday Ocotber 17, 2018 we hosted GEM Institute and Africa Code Week for a ‘Women in Technology & Social Entrepreneurship’ workshop this morning. 26 girls and women partook and learned about gender issues, entrepreneurship and digital marketing from GEM Institute, Mohloli oa Tsebo, The Nala Project: Community Market & Vodacom Lesotho Foundation.  

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”

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?”

This is what we’re marching for

By Lineo Segoete In a culture that generally rests on compulsory heterosexuality, it is unheard of to lodge anything but persecution and degradation of feminism, homosexuality and anything that does not subscribe to traditional (read conservative) blueprints of masculinity and gender perceptions. The male is the head, tough, like thunder and the protector; he abatesContinue reading “This is what we’re marching for”

Photos from IDAHOT march in Maseru

On the 17th May each year, events are held around the globe to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In Lesotho, a local LGBTI advocacy organisation – Matrix Support Group – organised a peaceful march for the second year in a row. Over 200 people came out to support the event. The colourfulContinue reading “Photos from IDAHOT march in Maseru”

Pusha Love Chomees – Start Living!

Originally posted by Kick4Life By Leila Hall It is a hot summer afternoon in Maseru, Lesotho. On the rooftop of one of the buildings at Kick4Life, a group of young people are sitting in a circle with their heads bent, quietly writing. The silence is broken only by the shouts of children playing down below.Continue reading “Pusha Love Chomees – Start Living!”

Walking for awareness – Together in pink

By Lineo Segoete My maternal grandmother’s older sister died of cancer that had spread from her breasts to her brain in 2000. The cancer escalated in spite of the removal of both of her breasts and intense chemo therapy, a battle that lasted for as long as I knew to name the difference between theContinue reading “Walking for awareness – Together in pink”