Women Promote Their Rights in Swaziland

Despite a new constitution that grants equal rights to men and women, activists say discrimination has continued. Many women have joined hands to promote their rights and welfare.

  • Swaziland:  Women Find Strength in Numbers

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 3 January 2013

    Swazi women are organizing to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds with the essential roles they play in their families and in their ... read more »

A majority of children in Swaziland are raised by single mothers or grandmothers, according to women's groups.

  • Swaziland:  Will Archaic Mini-Skirt Law Be Applied? (opinion)

    Swazi Media Commentary, 1 January 2013

    A claim from the Swaziland Government that Swazi women have the protection of the constitution if they want to wear mini-skirts is misleading. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Govt Denies Miniskirt Ban

    South African Press Association, 27 December 2012

    Swaziland has not banned the wearing of miniskirts, government spokesman Percy Simelane said on Thursday. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Human Rights Groups Take On 'Times'

    Swazi Media Commentary, 12 December 2012

    A number of human rights groups in Swaziland have joined forces to petition against Qalakaliboli Dlamini, the Times Sunday columnist who wrote that battered women only had ... read more »

  • Swaziland:  Harassment Continues for Women (press release)

    Swazi Media Commentary, 8 November 2012

    The plight of women in Swaziland is far from over as parliamentarians opposed the protection of women from stalking. Senators were discussing the longstanding Sexual Offences and ... read more »

  • Swaziland:  Deputy PM Lies On Women's Rights (opinion)

    Swazi Media Commentary, 2 March 2012

    Swaziland's Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku lied in New York this week when he said that the Swazi Government recognised women as equal citizens and was committed to the ... read more »

  • Swaziland:  Women Demand Property Rights

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 13 May 2003

    [This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] read more »

  • Swaziland:  Some Women Can Now Own Property

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 25 February 2010

    The High Court of Swaziland ruled on 23 February 2010 that some married women will be allowed to register property in their own name. It has been five years since the new ... read more »