Culture of rape ‘taken root in the fibres of the fabric’ of Swaziland, says newspaper
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Culture of rape ‘taken root in the fibres of the fabric’ of Swaziland, says newspaper

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 21 2014 Rape is a big problem in Swaziland. The Times of Swaziland, in today’s editorial, commented on the recent trial of man who raped a 53-year-old woman. The man received 12 years in jail for his crime. “Unapologetic sentences of this nature may well be the deterrent that rapists need. The … Continue reading

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We are entering an ‘abyss of despair’ – Times of Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 21 2014 The Times of Swaziland, the kingdom’s only privately owned daily newspaper, says the country’s economy has recovered from an “economic nightmare” but still faces challenges. “As with all recovery periods it cannot be expected to immediately flex its financial muscle, at least not until it has been determined that … Continue reading

Media Alert / Training

‘Stop telling us we don’t have equal opportunities’ – Swazi girls want leadership

MISA Swaziland | Training February 20 2013 Girls in Swaziland are yearning for women in positions of power to share knowledge and offer assistance, according to a Swazi Observer article that stemmed from a MISA and COSPE training session on women’s rights. The training was held in Swaziland’s commercial capital Manzini on February 12 2014. In … Continue reading

Media Alert / MISA-Regional

MISA joins campaign to free detained Al Jazeera journalists

MISA-Regional | Statement February 10 2014 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has joined journalists, activists and civil society organisations from all over the world in calling for the release of three Al Jazeera journalists currently detained in Egypt. The three journalists – Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – have been detained … Continue reading