Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: WLSA SODV Training for Traditional Leaders – Nhlangano

Regional Administrator; Chiefs; Tindvuna Temphakatsi Good Morning. I am excited and honored to be here today and to join you for this training on the Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence, or SODV, Act of 2018. We at the U.S. Embassy have learned through our work on HIV and AIDS the tremendous role that chiefs can …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Women and Law/Liphimbo Labomake Women in Leadership Training

Protocols I am honored to join you for this training of women in leadership.  We tend to think of leadership as an individual quality.  If I asked you who leads my country, I suspect you would think only of my country’s president.  But my country, like many other countries around the world, is actually led …

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Remarks by Ambassador Peterson: International Day of Rural Women – Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly

Manzini Regional Administrator; Cebile Dlamini, Secretary General of Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly; Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society, Good morning. I am honored to be part of this event to celebrate and raise the voices of rural women in Eswatini.  I applaud the work of Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly  to break barriers for women, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: International Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Launch

Minister for Health Senior Government Officials It is an honor to be with you today to mark the launch of Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  I trust you are familiar with the U.S. Government’s work in the fight against HIV and AIDS, but you may be less aware that this work has expanded to …

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Dissemination of findings of a study on sexual assault at the University of Eswatini

Did you know University campuses are also often the site of gender-based violence? Last Friday Ambassador Peterson was a keynote speaker during the dissemination of findings of a study on sexual assault at the University of Eswatini designed to understand and, ultimately prevent campus sexual assault in Eswatini. Ambassador Peterson said there is a lot …

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ARS Maureen Rabotin visits Swaziland

Thanks to Africa Regional Services (ARS Paris). Early February we hosted Maureen Rabotin, a Gallup StrengthsFinder certified Global Executive Coach, Instructor at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), TedX Speaker and author of: Culture Savvy – Working and Collaborating Across the Globe. Maureen conducted workshops across the country on leadership and advocacy, which included …

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WomEng, a South Africa-based NGO help Swazi women engineers to start up a local chapter

Swazi women engineers are breaking the mold and shattering stereotypes about women’s leadership in a male-dominated field. Last Friday and Saturday, the Embassy welcomed back the team from WomEng, a South Africa-based NGO, to help women engineers start up a local chapter. Across the world, women are underrepresented in the STEM fields and these amazing …

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