MBABANE: Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Director of the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse(SWAGAA) said some female victims of abuse need counselling so they can happily engage in relationships as not all men were abusive.
Speaking on “Liguma” program on Swaziland News audio channel hosted by One Billion Rising Campaign Africa Coordinator Colani Hlatshwayo, the Director said as SWAGAA, they have created Support Groups where survivors of abuse will share their stories to encourage and help others overcome the pain that comes with abuse.
The Director was motivating a young woman during the program who was allegedly raped by her own father and as a result was having difficulty in trusting men again.
“She needs to continue with the counselling so she can understand that not all men are abusive. Some come with genuine love only to find that the woman was previously abused and this creates problems within the relationship. As SWAGAA, we have created Support Groups where survivors of abuse will engage and motivate one another, those who are ready to go public will do so to help others who are facing similar challenges”, said the SWAGAA Director.
Speaking during the program, the survivor of abuse who was allegedly raped by her own father said she was having challenges with relationships as she quickly become violent and does not trust men anymore.
This was after the host Colani Hlatshwako asked if she had ever been in a relationship with any men after the abuse.
“I have tried several times to be in a relationship but it does work for me” she said.
Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the SWAGAA Director urged the Nation to speak out on issues of abuse and Gender Based Violence and refrain from hiding information about perpetrators and victims of abuse.
SWAGAA Director Nonhlanhla Dlamini