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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Leave No Woman Behind in Political and Decision-Making Position – ‘Phezukom’khono!’

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the incredible achievements of women around the world and offers an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the remarkable women in each of our lives – our Mothers, Grandmothers, Daughters, Sisters, Aunties, Cousins, Colleagues and Friends. IWD offers us another opportunity to strengthen…

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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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Festive Season – Cases of Violence with Case Manager, Nomthandazo Ginindza

“From the social pressure of having to entertain the family with a lack of proper finances to uncontrolled alcohol consumption - all of these elements trigger violence within homes” The Christmas season is a time for family, friendship, love, joy, peace and renewed hope. Unfortunately, over the years this has not…

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