Tag Archives: Legislation

GOOD NEWS!! Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Bill passed by Senate!

Here’s my statement on behalf of SWAGAA for the press…it was picked up by the Times of Swaziland this week… The Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse is extremely thankful the house of Senate passed the Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence … Continue reading

Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill in Swaziland

Swaziland passed the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill in 2009 but has not made it into law yet. Instead, laws that are over 100 years old govern sexual abuse charges….SWAGAA and other NGO and agency partners are advocating for … Continue reading

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

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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