Tag Archives: Advocacy

The mini skirt march almost didn't happen. The police thought the girls were "indecently dressed." Ironically, they had to change into jeans and longer skirts. Doubly ironic considering the barely there "cultural" attired at the Reed Dance!

The final push…16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

As tomorrow is the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign, I thought I’d tally up the week’s awareness-raising accomplishments. On Tuesday, I accompanied Doreen, the Girls Empowerment Club co-coordinator, to the Swaziland Broadcasting station … Continue reading

SHARING THE ESSAY WINNERS

On October 11, 2012, the Swazi Observer printed the essays of the winners of the national essay competition commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child. I wanted to share a couple of them with you… STOP TEEN PREGNANCY Swazi … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child Event a Success!

  After two months of planning, the Swaziland International Day of the Girl Child was a smash success! Three weeks of media were a great lead up to the actual day. Representatives from SWAGAA (including me) and various NGOs spoke … Continue reading

Girls Empowerment Club, Swazi National High School with SWAGAA's Doreen Ngwenya (lower, centre), co-ordinator of the clubs.

What International Day of the Girl Child Means to SWAGAA

An article I wrote that appeared in The Times of Swaziland….. The first International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 is an exciting event for the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) as it marks a culmination of … Continue reading

First day outside the SWAGAA office in Manzini.

First Days in Swaziland with SWAGAA

August 1, 2012 Started my new job as Communications Officer with the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) on Monday.  The office is on Esser Road in downtown Manzini. With a population of around 70,000 it is the centre of … Continue reading