Swaziland: Swazi women plan to document ‘herstory’

Swaziland: Swazi women plan to document ‘herstory’

Date: June 4, 2012
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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.

Velabahleke Masuku, the chairperson of the Lutsango Multipurpose Co-operative, says Swazi women want to write the book to honour the women who played a crucial role in the development of the women belonging to the group.

The cooperative of women has grown from singing and dancing at traditional events to rearing livestock, poultry projects, farming and handicrafts. “Women also have an option to save money in our education fund which they get at the end of the year so that they can pay school fees for their children the following year,” she said. Click here to read more


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