Weekend Workshop: Human Rights

From July 13-14, 2019, The Hub hosted Lineo Badia for a weekend workshop on Human Rights, and documenting Human Rights stories. Lineo is an experienced human rights lawyer and activist. She volunteers her time and skills to promote youth participation and protection of the rights of the vulnerable, with particular interest in women, children and the LGBTIQ community in Lesotho. On Sunday, participantsContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Human Rights”

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”

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”

Cultures of Resistance Film Screenings

One year ago film maker and activist Iara Lee reached out to us about screening her films in Lesotho. This week from May 10-12, 2018 her films Cultures of Resistance and Burkinabè Rising: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso were screened at Cafe what? and Alliance Française de Maseru in Maseru, and the last screening took place at The Hub yesterday. SheContinue reading “Cultures of Resistance Film Screenings”

The Hub’s film crew is growing

The current unemployment rate in Lesotho averages 28%, with youth unemployment at an estimated 38%. With projects like film making and photography, The Hub aims to capacitate young people with digital media skills that will help them to pursue employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. The Hub’s film crew has started shooting a short film based onContinue reading “The Hub’s film crew is growing”

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”

March Weekend Workshop: Women’s Rights & Gender Based Violence

The weekend workshop for March on Women’s Rights and Gender Based Violence wrapped up yesterday afternoon at The Hub. Over the two days Human Rights Lawyers Mats’eliso Khesa and Mpho Maema of Women’s Law Clinic broke down a number of issues facing communities in Lesotho. Founded by Advocate Mpho Maema in 2016, Women’s Law ClinicContinue reading “March Weekend Workshop: Women’s Rights & Gender Based Violence”

On The Project: Lineo Tsikoane

Originally posted on: https://love961.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/on-the-project-lineo-tsikoane/ This past Saturday my life changed again. I feel like it changes all the time, but well, why would it not? Everything else changes. At some point not so many days ago the sun used to set at 7:30pm, now not anymore. The sun now sets earlier, and it seems it missesContinue reading “On The Project: Lineo Tsikoane”