Women’s Convention – Setting Parliamentary Agenda

Eswatini was recently introduced to its new members of Parliament (MPs) with representations of all 59 local Constituencies. Out of these 59 represented constituencies, only two women successfully made it through the elections. These results are rather disappointing and discouraging for the course toward gender equity where both men and…

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Press Release: Ongoing Violence in Eswatini

Over the last two days our country has experienced increased rates of violence on our streets and in our public spaces. There have been reports of severe injuries, as well as the use of stones, guns, tear gas and grenades on people from both sides of the strike action. As…

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SWAGAA Welcomes New Staff – We’re Growing!!!!

We are excited to introduce the three new staff who joined our team this September to work on SWAGAA’s Insika ya Kusasa project. In partnership with Pact, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), the goal of this exciting project is to prevent…

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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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