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 started as a mentor in February 2018. He works with boys from 9 to…

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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…

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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 Swaziland’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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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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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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