Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:07

SWAZILAND: Child Rape Not Unusual

 

7 December 2012 - A total of 170 cases of rape of children under the age of 11 have been reported to police in Swaziland since January 2011.

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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 13:14

SWAZILAND: Kids Who Commit No Crime Locked Up

 

3 December 2012 - Children in Swaziland are being locked up in juvenile detention, even though they have committed no crime.

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29 November 2012 - The proliferation of Swaziland’s Neighbourhood Care Points (NCP) has had the effect of popularizing preschool education throughout the country in just over a decade.

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27 October 2012 - 80% of trafficking victims around the world are women while 50 per cent are children.

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4 October 2012 - Art programmes have widely been considered unaffordable luxuries by Swaziland's public schools, but one school has broken from the pack, using art to improve academic performance and economic prospects for students with disabilities.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:43

SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned

 

20 September 2012 - The practice of men marrying underage girls - which has been an accepted social norm for centuries but has been linked in recent years to the spread of HIV - was recently declared illegal in Swaziland.

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Swaziland has realised the need to accelerate the ratification of a UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku is excited about the recently enacted Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill of 2010.

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Impoverished children in Swaziland are being excluded from school because they are coming to classes with bare feet.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:24

SWAZILAND: Govt wants children’s rights office

 

Government is interested in creating an office to serve the interest of  children under the Commission on Human Rights and Public Administration.

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