Setsabile and her son Njabulo. (Credit World Vision)

Emergency food assistance, seeds, conservation training help families cope

February 2017—In the Lubombo region of Swaziland, 18-year-old Setsabile* and her baby boy, Njabulo, are experiencing the devastating impacts of the current drought, recorded as the worst in 35 years for Southern Africa.  “I am worried because we face a bad situation due to drought,” Setsabile explains. Her husband has found occasional work in nearby sugarcane fields but, for the most

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U.S. Embassy Mbabane earns LEED® Gold

The US Government is proud to be a leader in addressing climate change in environmental sustainability. We continue to celebrate the landmark Climate Agreement that was reached in Paris. Closer to home, the new US Embassy was inaugurated in June as a high performance building. We are extremely proud to share with you that the new U.S. Embassy building in

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Arts Against Abuse

In commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, Members of the public got a chance to see The-Four-Musk-Art-eers in action at the Theatre Club on December 9, where they joined the U.S. Embassy and Kwaka Indvodza, the male mentoring project, in a commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. The four artists – Sandziso ‘Sands’ Matsebula

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“Emalungelo abomake ngemalungelo ebantfu bonkhe”

On December 9, more than 300 women from across Swaziland gathered at Bethesda Church in Nhlangano to discuss issues affecting the lives of Swazi women. Among other things, women discussed policies that should be implemented to eliminate gender based violence and human trafficking and to increase women’s representation in the 2018 national parliamentary elections. In Ambassador Peterson’s keynote address, she

Video: Kwakha Indvodza paints mural as a tribute to women who died from GBV

Kwakha Indvodza is ensuring that men and boys are part of the solution to end gender-based violence. On December 7, the Embassy partnered with artists, KI volunteers, community members, Malkerns Town Board, and the Malkerns Police Department to paint a mural at St. John Bosco Primary. The activity helped to raise awareness about the impact of gender-based violence in communities.

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Kwakha Indvodza paints mural as a tribute to women who died from GBV

Kwakha Indvodza is ensuring that men and boys are part of the solution to end gender-based violence. On December 7, the Embassy partnered with artists, KI volunteers, community members, Malkerns Town Board, and the Malkerns Police Department to paint a mural at St. John Bosco Primary. The activity helped to raise awareness about the impact of gender-based violence in communities.

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World AIDS Day Commemoration

On December 1, Ambassador Peterson joined in Swaziland’s national World AIDS Day Commemoration held in Mankayane. She acknowledged successes made thus far but urged everyone to play their part in working toward an AIDS Free Generation in Swaziland. Ambassador Peterson also shared the United States’ commitment to supporting the national response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, telling the gathered crowd that,

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US Peace Corps Volunteer Creates First Swazi Sign Language Manual

At least 16.8 percent of Swaziland’s population is living with disabilities. Despite considerable progress in terms of legislation over the past few years, people with disabilities still face obstacles in their efforts to lead a meaningful life. U.S. Peace Corps Swaziland volunteer Pamela Keilig, who was working with the School for the Deaf in Siteki, had a vision to assist

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Sports Scholarships in the USA

On November 25, heads of Sports Associations, student athletes, coaches and teachers gathered at the OlympAfrica Center in Lobamba to discuss Sports Scholarships with  in the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Michael Lombardo, spoke about the importance of sports in youth development and emphasized the Embassy’s commitment to assisting students pursue their education in the U.S. The EducationUSA advisor, Sharon

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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – Providing

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