Enhancing Redress and Accountability for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

“If a woman is not safe in her home, she is not safe anywhere” –  Workshop Delegate In conjunction with the International Commission of Jurists and Women in Law Southern Africa – Swaziland (WLSA), SWAGAA hosted a workshop with the aim of ‘Enhancing Redress and Accountability for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)…

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The Effects of Child Abuse with Child Case Manager, Tengetile Dlamini

Child abuse has long-lasting psychological effects. In this episode, we discussed the impact of child abuse with SWAGAA’s Child Counsellor, Tengetile Dlamini, where she emphasized how children are the future and by destroying their childhood we are effectively destroying the country’s future. “There are varying traumatic dynamics that survivors of child…

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Tibi Tendlu – Sweeping Family Abuse Under the Carpet with Case Manager, Nomthandazo Ginindza

 When family members silence a victim of abuse or agree to ignore abuse taking place within the home, we refer to this as "Tibi Tendlu."  This unofficial culture of family secrets, especially on issues of Gender-Based Violence and Child Sexual Abuse, is fast growing within Swazi homes. “In the case of child abuse,…

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Courageous Youth Mobilized Against GBV

From January 29 to February 2, SWAGAA, in collaboration with Together for Girls and Population Council, invited 27 youths from the Manzini and Lubombo regions to participate in the Girls & Boys Mentorship Empowerment Workshop held at Ezulwini, Lugogo Sun Hotel. This 5-day workshop introduced our future-mentors to the harmful perceptions, stereotypes and practices…

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