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Press releases 2010

The World Day of Prayer and Action for children in Swaziland: Working to sustain the momentum to protect children from violence
20 November 2010 -Bringing together representatives from a diverse group of faith-based organizations for the first time, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children in Swaziland focused on eradicating one of the country’s major public health threats – violence against children.

Free primary school becomes a reality in Swaziland
ENTFUBENI, Swaziland, 14 May 2010 – At sundown, Thulani Gama tells his 10-year-old twin siblings to collect firewood while he grinds corn for their supper. At sunrise, he wakes the twins and tells them to wash. Without breakfast, all three children begin their hour-long walk to school in rural Swaziland.

Working to reduce violence and abuse against children in Swaziland
Swaziland, 11 May 2010 – Three years ago, a massive survey supported by UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed an alarming level of sexual and physical abuse affecting girls in Swaziland. As many as one in three girls surveyed reported a history of abuse.

Children’s Parliament holds inaugural session in Swaziland
MBABANE, Swaziland, 25 March, 2010 – Earlier this month, 65 Swazi children traded places with members of the country’s House of Assembly, sitting in the lower-house chamber for Swaziland’s inaugural Children’s Parliament.

UNICEF supports free primary education initiative in Swaziland
SHISELWENI, Swaziland, 25 February 2010 - Last month, schools in Swaziland opened their doors to all of the nation's children after a Supreme Court decision fast-tracked the implementation of a free primary education initiative.



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