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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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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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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson Open Editors Forum Biennial General Meeting Pigg’s Peak Hotel

Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson Open Editors Forum Biennial General Meeting Pigg’s Peak Hotel Sunday December 18, 2016 – 13h00 Program Director Chair of the Forum All protocols observed Good afternoon Each year, we celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10th to acknowledge and to honor the full scope of rights accorded to every human being. This may conjure an

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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

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