Press Release: Abduction for Ritual Practices on the Rise

May 30, 2018 The Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) is deeply alarmed and distressed by recent media reports of abductions and kidnappings resulting in mutilations and killings. Children, both girls and boys, are especially targeted; however, this does not mean adults cannot be a target in future. For this…

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Engaging Faith Leaders in Ending Gender-Based Violence
Faith Leaders discuss how they can end GBV in their communities.

Engaging Faith Leaders in Ending Gender-Based Violence

In April, SWAGAA joined forces with the Men Engage Network– Swaziland to host a four-day workshop with faith leaders from across the country. The goal was to sensitizes them on issues of gender norms and stereotypes, gender-based violence and child sexual abuse in eSwatini. At the same time, we wanted to provide…

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eSwatini – A Destination For Children On The Move
Protecting children's rights and preventing harm must be a priority for all nations.

eSwatini – A Destination For Children On The Move

The magnitude of child migration, especially unaccompanied and separated children, between Mozambique, eSwatini and South Africa is on the rise.Child migration can have deep impacts on the long-term health and wellbeing of children. It can often displace them from family networks and loving caregivers, disrupt their access to education and…

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Meet Our Mentors
SWAGAA's mentor, Ndumiso Rolens Masuku, speaks with students from his Boys for Change club - also known as the Lion Kings.

Meet Our Mentors

SWAGAA meets up with our mentors from the Boys for Change and Girl Empowerment club programs to speak with them about the impacts they are seeing after their first few months in the classroom.Ndumiso Rolens Masuku became one of SWAGAA's mentors for our Boys for Change program in February 2018.…

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Empowering Girls for Improved Health & Well-Being
Students from SWAGAA's Girl Empowerment Club participate in activities that challenge harmful gender norms.

Empowering Girls for Improved Health & Well-Being

SWAGAA’s latest research initiative, the Empowering Girls for Improved Health and Well-Being (EGHW) project, wants to understand the impacts of our Girl Empowerment Clubs as school-based interventions to prevent and mitigate violence against women and girls, as well as the transmission of HIV/AIDS.Targeting the most vulnerable girls, the objectives of…

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ICJ Urges Senate to Ratify SODV Bill

On March 20, 2018 the Africa Regional Director for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Arnold Tsunga, submitted a letter to eSwatini's Senate urging senators to immediately ratify the Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence (SODV) Bill. This came shortly after a workshop SWAGAA hosted in conjunction with Women in Law…

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