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12 August 2020
HAVE FAITH: Sizolwethu Maphanga gestures while making remarks as a Youth Representative during the International Youth Day.

Give us a listening ear, resources and some faith – Eswatini youth

In describing what it could take to meaningfully engage youth in the development initiatives in Eswatini, 19 year old Sizolwethu Maphanga mentioned these 3 things she considers as pillars. “We simply... Read more

3 August 2020

Mobile clinic ensures routine health service availability for textile sector women amidst COVID-19

When UNFPA brought a mobile clinic at Far East Textiles in Matsapha, 42 year old Tsakasile Bhembe said she could not miss the opportunity to get free health services. “This is a rare occurrence,” she... Read more

20 July 2020


“It’s a very helpful programme. As we know, some parents do not teach their children on topics like coping with emotions or communicating effectively with others,” said 25 year old Beauty Khumalo on... Read more

13 July 2020

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls now

Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health systems have been... Read more

2 July 2020

Youth Policy To Enable Eswatini Youth Reach Their Potential

When asked how the COVID-19 has aggravated the challenges young people in Eswatini face, Senzo Mdluli, a 30 year old self-taught visual artist, had this to say, “After completing High School, I could... Read more

30 June 2020

AGAINST HER WILL: Married off to a schoolmate at the of 16

Narrating how a trip to a shop surprisingly ended up with her becoming a bride to her then 22 year old schoolmate, Phumzile Magagula, now 31 years, described the incident not only as shocking but... Read more

16 June 2020

UNFPA Brings Family Planning SMS Innovation Against A Looming Post-COVID-19 Births Spike

Nolwazi Myeni, by virtue of being a young woman, is one of thousands of other women, who, once a month, receives an SMS through her mobile phone to notify her that family planning services were still... Read more

2 June 2020

Making a Difference for Factory Workers During COVID-19

When *S’phiwe was asked what it would mean to her to access sexual and reproductive health services right within the premises of her employ, she had this to say; “This would certainly make my life a... Read more

30 May 2020

Hhohho Social Mobilisation Campaign Takes A Break.

If you were in Mbabane on Saturday the 30th May 2020 and heard loud repetitive noise form the CBD. Don’t be startled, those were loudhailers used by members of the COVID-19 social mobilisation and... Read more

28 May 2020

Improving Teachers' Understanding of Child Beahaviour thorugh Life-skils Workshops

As schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one may assume teachers are idle at home. However, they are using this opportunity to better themselves in anticipation for the re-opening day. At... Read more