Published: 7 October 2016 > V-Day > Swaziland


THROUGH the participation of stakeholders, partners, and sponsors to The One Billion Rising Launch, it was evident that each and every one who attended are dedicated to making an impact in the lives of women and girls. One Billion Rising will go down in history as the greatest campaign launched…

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RISING at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) People’s Summit by Colani Hlatjwako

Published: 19 August 2016 > V-Day > Swaziland

SADC women

On the 18th of August, 2016 SADC women had a successful side event, “Engaging with SADC Civil Society Organisations” during the SADC people’s summit on the socio-economic and political issues affecting women in the region; ahead of the 36th Summit of SADC Head of States which will be held in…

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#Rise4Revolution Report: Swaziland Rising For Revolution by Colani Hlajwako

Published: 18 February 2016 > V-Day > Swaziland


The following report was provided by One Billion Rising Swaziland Coordinator Colani Hlajwako:  Our Rising Started with a march in manzini city center, to a Mavuso exhibition center where there was a revolutionary conversations/dialogue, then later a Revolutionary youth dancing competition. This year, thousands braved the extreme heat and attended…

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#Rise4Revolutuion: Building the Revolution in Swaziland by Colani Hlatjwako

Published: 15 January 2016 > V-Day > Swaziland

swazi girls clubs 2016

In Swaziland, the hype for the REVOLUTION is very high. We kick started the year by having a presentation with Girls Club Leaders from over 50 schools in preparation for the youth revolutionary dancing competition. These young women will be coordinating the dancing teams in their different clubs. Beginning next…

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Rising: Young Men Rising in Swaziland

Published: 25 March 2014 > V-Day > Swaziland


The following is an interview put forward to a young men’s organization who support the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign. Here are some V-Men in the making!    1.  What is the Swaziland Youth Empowerment Organisation, and what do you do? The Swaziland Youth Empowerment Organization/ LUVATSI is a youth led organization…

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Watch: Yebo ArtReach in Swaziland lend their voices to One Billion Rising

Published: 3 March 2014 > V-Day > Swaziland

Women at Yebo Art Reach share this song from the Women’s Voices Art Project.

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Rising: Swaziland made history! by Colani Hhlatjwako

Published: 18 February 2014 > V-Day > Swaziland

Swazi 7

The Town of Manzini came to a standstill on the 14th of February when the women worriers crossed the town with their placards, calling for an end to violence against women. The placards where printed in different massages. Even though the rain tried to disturb we then got an indoor…

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Watch: The women of Sigcaweni Practicing their One Billion Rising for Justice Song

Published: 7 February 2014 > V-Day > Swaziland

The song is a call for government to review this law. The words to the song are a plea for the killing to stop. Sigcaweni is a village situated next to the Mkhaya Game Reserve in the Lubombo Province of Swaziland. The game reserve Fence bisects the community and its…

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RISE4JUSTICE BLOG: Domestic Workers are Dancing for Justice in Swaziland by Colani Hlatjwako

Published: 8 January 2014 > V-Day > Swaziland


On December 15, 2013, domestic workers at Simunye in the Lubombo region of Swaziland took to the streets to dance for justice. They were mobilized by One Billion Rising for Justice Coordinator, Colani Hlatshwako and her colleague Gugu Malindzisa. Their song whose words are: How can I be quiet when…

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