MBABANE: Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Director of the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse(SWAGAA) has collaborated with various stakeholders that include the European Union(EU) and the United Nations(UN) eSwatini to host dialogues in the various chiefdoms that seek to engage with the public on issues of Gender Based Violence(GBV).
Speaking to this Swaziland News during an interview on Tuesday ahead of the official launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence(GBV), the Director said the purpose of the dialogues is to gather information and views from the public on how to deal with issues of gender based violence.
“The purpose of the dialogues is to gather different views from the public, particularly at grassroots level on how to fight Gender Based Violence, this will help us in establishing various programs that seeks to intensify the fight against abuse. As SWAGAA, we want to see a society where no one will a victim of abuse” she said.
The SWAGAA Director said as an organisation dealing with issues of abuse, they noted with great concern that cases of gender based violence increased during the lockdown, she promised that their offices will remain open in the event a second wave of the pandemic forced another lockdown.
The Director further revealed that this year, the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence will held at Gobolondlo Hall in Piggs Peak, high profile people that include the Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku, United Nations Resident Coordinator(UNRC) Nathalie Ndongo-Seh and European Union(EU) Ambassador to eSwatini Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones among others are expected to attend.
SWAGAA Director Nonhlanhla Dlamini