Nearly half of girls aged 13–24 in Swaziland suffer some form of sexual violence, according to the country’s 2007 Violence Against Children (VAC) survey. About 10 percent of girls reported experiencing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in school in particular. The Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) is recognized as Swaziland’s leading SGBV prevention, response, and advocacy organization. This Learning Brief describes how SWAGAA is tackling SGBV in schools in three different ways: 1) helping girls take more control of their school experience through a new self-efficacy module in the Girls’ Empowerment Clubs; 2) encouraging girls, and giving them the channels, to report SGBV through the Clubs; and 3) working with teachers and school authorities to making sure they understand Ministry of Education Policies and Regulations related to SGBV in Swaziland.
"The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Swaziland (Brief #3)." Nairobi: Population Council, 2016.
Addressing SGBV among Vulnerable Populations in East and Southern Africa
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