Partnership With UNICEF Brings U-Report Tool to SWAGAA

UNICEF Swaziland is partnering with SWAGAA in the fight to end violence against children (VAC) in Eswatini.In a bid towards having all SWAGAA staff equipped and ready to swiftly respond to cases child violence, UNICEF Swaziland’s Child Protection Specialist, Ms. Phumzile Dlamini, trained SWAGAA’s staff on the U-Report social monitoring…

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More One Stop Centres Needed
SWAGAA's Care & Support Coordinator and Child Counsellor talk about the impacts they see from the One Stop Centre in Mbabne

More One Stop Centres Needed

People who experience sexual abuse or gender-based violence oftentimes do not know what to do or where to report in the immediate aftermath. From health care and counselling services to legal aid and basic needs like clothing, food and housing, survivors of violence require a lot of support to heal,…

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Meet Our Mentors – Nozipho Khoza
GEC Club Mentor, Nozipuo Khoza, with the "Shining Stars"

Meet Our Mentors – Nozipho Khoza

In the second edition of our Meet Our Mentors series, we talk with Nozipho Khoza, an aspiring teacher who trained with the Girls Empowerment Club (GEC) program seven months ago and now works in two schools in the Lubombo region. “I’ve learned a lot from SWAGAA, especially to be a…

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Press Release: SODV Bill Receives Royal Assent
Two of SWAGAA's Girl Empowerment Club mentors discuss how the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill will make families and communities safer.

Press Release: SODV Bill Receives Royal Assent

The Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) is absolutely overjoyed with the news that the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill has received Royal Assent from His Majesty King Mswatii III and will now be passed into law. This marks a truly historic day for the Kingdom of Eswatini.A day where…

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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…

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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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