Swaziland

Alliance Focal Point Organization: Coordinating assembly of Non-Govermental Organisations (CANGO)
Contact Person: Ncane Maziya
Postal Address: Mdada and Lalufadlana Street Dlanubeka House Office 106F, Mbambane Swaziland
Email: swdlocalgvt@genderlinks.org.za  
Telephone: +268 240 494 486

Swaziland: Kingdom Faces LGBTI Rights Review

Swaziland’s discrimination against LGBTI people is being put under scrutiny by a United Nations group. Swaziland, which is ruled by King Mswati III, as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 2004, which protects the rights of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people among […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: LGBTI
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

2016 Barometer Launch

2016 Barometer Launch

By Sifisosami Dube Ezulwini, Swaziland – 14 August 2016: Civil society organisations across SADC launched the eighth edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer at Royal Swazi Spa Hotel in Swaziland. Officially launching the publication, Abbie Dithlake, Executive Director of SADC CNGO said the Barometer provides a spring board to set an inclusive society now […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SABA commits to gender equality in broadcast media

SABA commits to gender equality in broadcast media

The Southern African Broadcasters Association (SABA) is the latest media organisation to embrace gender mainstreaming as an integral part of public broadcasting. This was seen in the outcomes of the Annual General Meeting and Digital Conference held in Swaziland last month from 27 to 28 August.

Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe launch the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe launch the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance focal networks have launched the regional 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, to share its findings and to inspire commitment to gender equality and the Protocol before and beyond 2015. This year’s Barometer highlights the proposed targets and indicators for the post-2015 Protocol based on consultations held across the SADC region.

Swaziland Alliance Village and country workshops

These reports set out building blocks for the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance in Botswana led by the Alliance focal network in collaboration with Gender Links and the Alliance Secretariat.

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2013 Swaziland

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2013 Swaziland

This is the fifth annual tracking report of Swaziland’s performance against the 28 targets of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development set for 2015.

Swaziland signed the Protocol in 2008 and ratified it in September 2012, becoming the eighth SADC country to deposit its instruments of ratification with the SADC Secretariat.

Costing and Implementation of the SADC Gender Protocol in Swaziland

Swaziland is on board with a national programme to mainstream gender, cost, and make budget allocations to facilitate implementation of the 28 targets of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development.

Swaziland: Awareness-raising incorporates arts and edu-tainment

Swaziland: Awareness-raising incorporates arts and edu-tainment

The Swaziland Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on AIDS (AMICAALL) is using arts and edu-tainment in its local level education and awareness programmes about women and children’s rights issues.

As part of its community mobilisation strategy, AMICAALL has been working with local level community members to raise awareness on the SADC Gender Protocol provisions.

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Barometer – Swaziland

SADC Gender Protocol 2012 Barometer – Swaziland

This is the fourth annual tracking report of Swaziland’s performance against the 28 targets of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development set for 2015. Swaziland signed the SADC Gender Protocol in 2008.

Swaziland: Urgent action needed to boost women in decision-making

Mbabane, 8 November – Gender Links (GL) is calling on the Government of Swaziland to institute a legislated quota to increase the representation of women in all areas of politics and decision-making following the just-ended urban local elections. GL has further called on the Minister of Housing and Urban Development to use her prerogative to nominate five additional councilors to appoint all women, which would raise the proportion of women councilors from 14% to 20%.

November 10, 2012 Themes: Elections | Gender equality | Protocol
Programs: Advocacy | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Swaziland: Swazi women plan to document ‘herstory’

Swaziland: Swazi women plan to document ‘herstory’

Gaining confidence from their participation in capacity building programmes rolled out in their country by Gender Links (GL), the Swazi women of the Lutsang oLwaka Ngwane cooperative will document the stories of women who paved the way for their empowerment.

Swaziland: Challenges faced by care workers

Swaziland: Challenges faced by care workers

Article 27 of the SADC protocol on gender and development brought a somewhat glimmer of hope that the great work of care-givers will be recognised by signatories, which Swaziland forms part of.