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Country summary:

Board Members
When registered 2012
Alliance Focal Network Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO)
Government COEs 10
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Media COEs 6
Key partners Local Government Association of Swaziland (SWALGA); Deputy Prime Minister Gender and Family Issues Affairs Unit (GFIU); Ministry of Tinkhundla Development and Administration; Ministry of Housing Urban and Development; Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/ AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL); Swaziland Sexual Reproductive and Human Rights; National Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations (CANGO).

Read more in the Swaziland country report.

Swaziland Strategy 2016 – 2020

Multiple jeopardy: Domestic violence and women’s search for justice in Swaziland

This contains the findings of the second stage of WLSA’s study on women and the administration of justice; delivery problems and constraints. it is based on the theme – gender violence – crimes committed by and against women. There are chapters on understanding domestic violence and contributing factors and consequences of domestic violence. There is […]

Gender focused responses to HIV/AIDS in Swaziland

The report addresses the needs of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The report finds that different forms of violence against women, particularly sexual, increase women’s vulnerability and the spread of HIV and AIDS. serious measures are needed to address the issue of violence against women if they are to be protected from the increasing […]

A unique approach to democracy: The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Tikhundla Representative System of Government

The stability of Swaziland is attributed to the tikhundla system of government – the traditional meeting places which have become economic growth points. This publication explains the tikhundla system, as well as how elections work at the various levels.

Human rights, ethical issues and HIV/AIDS in Swaziland: A rapid situational appraisal study

The study explores the demands of PLWHA and the expectations they had in relation to human rights. It concludes that they are stigmatised and discriminated against in several settings in the society. This reflects the importance of revisiting the information provided to people and developing a rights based approach in order to not drive the […]

The draft constitution: What is in store for Swazi women?

This publication looks at what a constitution is, and at Swazi women and the draft constitution. There are concerns about some aspects such as the king placing himself above the constitution  and potential conflict between the common law and Swazi customary law. It examines property rights of spouses and women’s participation in decision making. Customary […]

Integrated approach to gender equality in Swaziland

The social economic and gender component: A report of the international consultants who participated in the SEGA programme in 2000. It includes activities carried out by the consultants and recommendations and lessons learned.

Sithembile Ndlangamandla – Swaziland

Sithembile attended all of the stages of the entrepreneurship programme and was one of the most active participants during the training. She shared her “IÀ story with the group and had a small business of her own, operating it from her house. When she spoke she emphasised the tendency of women to be financially dependent on their spouses and this perpetuates gender violence at household level. She stresses that women should be empowered to be their own bosses.

June 2, 2016 Themes: Economic violence Programs: Entrepreneurship

Learning Journey: We are providing an essential service!

“The things that may change our world to make it better; smiling, helping, respecting and forgiving” Hussein Abdallah I am at the airport looking for my boarding gate and Anne is calling every minute to find out which side I am on. Eventually, we decide to meet at Mugg and Bean. I get to Mugg […]

Swaziland: Nomalanga Thusi

Swaziland: Nomalanga Thusi

Attending the training has enlightened me with business skills and improved me personally. I used to believe that only man can do business but now I know that even women can venture into business. I have learnt that you cannot just start a business without market research; finding out if there if there is a […]

April 18, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Swaziland: Julia Khoza

Swaziland: Julia Khoza

I joined the Gender Links workshops in 2013 and attended all the three phase and everything we were thought is important in the world of business especially the cash flow. Attending the training has enlightened me with business skills and improved my business. I now know how to write a business plan and organize my […]

April 18, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice