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This award recognizes good practices at the local and national level to reach the SADC Gender Protocol target of halving gender violence by 2015. These may include prevention, response, support, or integrated approaches such as 365 Day National or Local Action Plans to End GBV. The award places a special emphasis on innovative approaches to preventing GBV, and forward thinking on the post 2015 agenda.

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Name of good practice*



*4 / / 52014


Tibuyile Khanyisile




Municipal AIDS Program Manager

Organisation/media house/council


Education level

Primary School 

Secondary School 




Adult literacy 

Age Group (please tick)

18 - 30 x

31- 40 

41 - 50

51 - 60

60 + 


Tel e.g. 00 27 11 622 2877

00268 24162531

Fax e.g. 00 27 11 622 4732

00268 24162531


e.g. 00 27 82 665 1742

00268 76358549







X Female

  • Male


  1. EVIDENCE TABLE: Please upload documentary evidence of your good practise. Please upload the evidence or provide a url. If the evidence has been sent to a GL office, please state this: *







Media coverage


Papers pesented or written







Brief description of the good practice and motivation as to why it is a good practice? (150 words)

Fighting Gender-Based Violence in Ezulwini is a practice that has been on going and this time more emphasis has been put in helping men to stop GBV. A series of Activities has been done to try to contribute to halving of Gender based violence by 2015. This practice gives out information on GBV to people of all ages in Ezulwini. The information ranges from what is GBV, the causes of GBV and what impacts has GBV caused in the society. Gender based violence is addressed in relation to HIV/AIDS. Swaziland has a high prevalence rate of HIV in Southern Africa at 26% (DHS 2006/7) and GBV contributes to these high rates. It is a fact that can not be avoided that GBV has exacerbated the HIV situation in Swaziland as we refer to the inferiority complex of women in Swaziland. This is a good practice in that people are equipped with knowledge on GBV and they are also given the opportunity to discuss what the causes and effects of GBV and also

Key objectives *

What did the process set out to do? (250 words) *

The fight against GBV in Ezulwini has the objectives of creating and increasing awareness and educating people of Ezulwini about how fatal GBV can be to women, men and the whole society. The project has focused on educating the community, mostly men on GBV and its effects.

Another objective is to ensure that people report cases of violence to relevant service providers such as the Royal Swaziland Police and other Non- governmental Organizations (NGOs) in order to reduce GBV incidences.

The community is also afforded the time to share experiences of GBV and share information on how to protect themselves from GBV.
The campaign also ensures that the victims of GBV are encouraged to stand against GBV at all times. This includes ensuring that the victims are urged not to give up but be firm even when the matter reaches the police.
The GBV campaign has the objectives of addressing GBV amongst couples. Gender based violence


Why did the activity come about? What problem or context is it responding to? (300 words)

The activity came about after AMICAALL care givers raised a concern on the high numbers of GBV cases they came across. Their concern was that their mandate was to report on the cases affecting children between the age 0-18 years. Their tool that was used did not allow adult cases to be reported. The FIGHT AGAINST GBV IN EZULWINI was started with the objective of creating awareness in Ezulwini community and also educating people about gender-based violence in relation to HIV/AIDS. The campaign focuses on building relations in homes as it encourages dialogues on love relations and also on preventing Gender based violence in homes.

Key activities *

What were the different steps/ activities in the implementation? (300 words)

Liaise with Royal Swaziland Police

The first step was to liaise with the Royal Swaziland Police and planning on the implementation of the campaign. Meetings were held and the police were invited to facilitate in the educational sessions for municipal staff of Ezulwini. They were also invited to facilitate during the World AIDS Day where it was emphasized that gender based violence contribute to the spread of HIV in Swaziland.

Community conversations

Community conversations were included in the monthly plans and were conducted. During the conversations were given opportunity to go deep on the issues of gender based violence

Presentations during commemoration of special days such as World AID day

Gender based violence is tackled even during the commemoration of special days. The participants are given information on gender based violence and its effect and how they can prevent such violent acts.

GBV amongst couples

The campaign also targets men and women to engage them in dialogues on the gender based violence. The main discussion is on how what role do men have in protecting women from violent act perpetrated by men.

Targeting workplace dominated by men: male dominated work places such as construction workers are visited for educational sessions and dialogues. The objective is to change men’s attitudes in perceiving women as properties rather than as partners.

Partnerships and coalition building*

Has the campaign to reduce gender violence fostered partnerships and coalition building? Are these at the local, national, regional or global level? – 200 words

This campaign designed to reduce GBV in Ezulwini has fostered partnerships with the Royal Swaziland police in Lobamba. The Lobamba Royal Swaziland Police has been involved in conducting educational sessions with municipal workers in engaging them in dialogues on tackling Gender-based Violence. As part of the wellness policy AMICAALL is responsible for managing the wellness program and ensuring that municipal workers are aware of Gender issues and are encouraged to fight against gender based violence.

The campaign has also fostered partnerships with workplaces in Ezulwini. Ezulwini is developing at a fast speed and construction work is predominant. The campaigns targeted the workplaces for men to create awareness and also educate men on gender based violence. For example 340 Kukhanya construction workers were reached during dialogues on gender based violence during their end of year party.

Evidence *

Please provide evidence of these partnerships , for example a joint project with other organisations, MOUs with institutions and governments - 300 words

Resource allocations *

Amount local currency (specify)

Amount in Rand

Gender specific allocation

Gender in mainstream projects (please specify)

Amount contributed in cash or in kind by partner organisations (please specify)


These resources in kind were contributed by the Royal Swaziland Police in Lobamba through free facilitation during educational sessions.



Beneficiaries (in numbers)*





% Women

Direct beneficiaries e.g. number of parliamentarians trained





Indirect beneficiaries (e.g. through other networks)

Online beneficiaries (e.g. website access, mailing lists, scholarly articles)







What have been the main challenges? How have these been overcome? 300 words

Challenges encountered include

Monitoring and evaluation*

What types of monitoring and evaluation methods and tools did you use to measure the impact of the 50/50 campaign? These may include qualitative and quantitative (300 words)

Event forms were used in collecting the data. The event forms are tools used to capture data during activities in the AMICAALL program. These event forms are then used in compiling monthly reports of all program activities.

Results *
Implementation *

How has the understanding of the extent, causes, effects, costs and or prevention of gender violence improved as a result of your organization’s work? 300 words

Evidence *

Please provide at least three quotes from beneficiaries to support your statements on implementation. Please remember name, surname and designation- 150 words

Women’s empowerment *

How have women survivors of gender violence been empowered as a result of the action? – about 200 words

The survivors of gender based violence have shared experiences of fighting gender based violence to other people. They were not afraid of sharing what happened to them and how they went about reporting the cases and also they share the successes. The women and men shared that violent acts need to be reported in order for the law breaker who are perpetrators to be punished. The survivors have taught other women the importance of reporting cases and following up to the end of the cases. They discouraged dropping of cases by the victims.

Evidence *

Please provide at least one quote from a woman beneficiary to support your statement on women’s empowerment. Please remember name, surname and designation.- 100 words

Fikile Dlamini a volunteer at AMICAALL in Ezulwini has always told women to be strong and stand against gender based violence. “ as a women who has been violated you must remain strong and see to it that your case reaches the end. I have always thought that once I report what my husband had done he would hate me but when the matter was reported he said he did not realize that the matter was really a problem to me , he said he thought this was his way of discouraging me from having extramarital affairs. Standing up against this has taught me that the men need assistance in preventing gender based violence and as a woman if you do not report you are killing your family.

Men for change *

Have men become more supportive in reducing gender violence as a result of the organization’s work on ending GBV? Please give examples – 300 words

Men have become supportive in reducing gender based violence as they are now aware of the dangers of gender based violence. They now understand that acts of violence have often resulted in death, disarray in homes resulting to street kids in the urban areas. People are often harmed through violent acts. Some other people loose self-esteem and end up being mentally disturbed.

Men have become aware and they go all out in protecting women from violent acts. One lady was physically abused by a man at the Corner Plaza in Ezulwini and some men started shouting and calling for help and the man was arrested o the spot. Men have become proactive in the protection of women as they seek help immediately in order to deal with the violent acts reduce gender based violence. In the past men would watch and cheer up when a woman got beaten but nowadays there is prompt action of fighting against gender based violence. Men have become men for change indeed.

Evidence *

Please provide at least one quote from a man involved in the campaign to end GBV to support your statement. Please remember name, surname and designation.- 100 words

A labourer at the Ezulwini municipality by the name of Gift Masilela has slammed the act of gender based violence as it destroys lives. He said “my sister has been abused by her husband and has been chased out of her home and went to rent a one room flat in Ezulwini and this has caused disturbance in the life of her children as well. Women’s rights need to be protected “ she has sent so many years building her home and after this long the husband chased her away through violent acts. Gender based violence has to be reported for people to regain their rights.’

Changes at household level*

Has the campaign against gender violence resulted in changes in power relations at the household level? Please give a few examples – 300 words.

There are changes in power relations as a result of this campaign. Women know their stand and are bold enough not to let their partners run over them like mats. When they realize a sign of violence they report to the Domestic violence wing at the Lobamba police post and they are given the help they need. For example Fikile Dlamini reported her matter to the Lobamba police who called a meeting for the couples and counseled them. The woman knows her rights and knows the right service provider who can help their family deal with gender based violence.

Evidence *

Please provide evidence of changes at household level through at least one quote from a survivor of gender violence. Please remember name, surname, organization and designation – 100 words

During a netball training session Fikile Dlamini a volunteers at AMICAALL said this “I now know that I have equal rights with my husband and I do not allow him to abuse me in any kind. I have once reported my husband to the police for abusing me emotionally and now things have changed in our home. I am involved even in decision making as my husband now knows that we both have equal rights and we need to be afforded equal opportunities. Now my husband knows that I don’t need to be accompanied everywhere as that acts is infringing to my rights as a woman. As a woman I need to be empowered and I need to be active in supporting my family.

Public participation*

How have you involved the community in the campaign to end GBV? What impact has this had? 200 words

The community has been invited to participate in the dialogues and events such as World AIDS Day and their involvement has had an impact. Community members have protected women who have been beaten by their husbands by calling the police to report violent acts by some of the community members

Changes at the community level*

What changes have taken place in the community as a result of the campaign to end gender violence? Please give examples. 300 words

People aware on gender based violence and do report cases of gender based violence in Ezulwini. Caregivers are highly active in assisting victims of gender based violence especially with reporting of the cases of violence.

Female spouses are treated well by their husbands and communities are actively involved in protecting victims of gender based violence. Community police are actively involved as well and the whole community assists by calling police whenever there is an act of violence. At Ebuka community a woman was beaten by her husband and the community members heard screams from the woman and the children called to ask their neighbor to save their mother who was being beaten by the man. Community members reported the matter to the police who arrived promptly and found the door locked. The door was kicked as the man could not open the door. The woman was saved and their children testified against their father.

Evidence *

Please provide evidence of these changes through at least one quote from a community member. Please remember name, surname, organisation and designation. 100 words

Outreach through the media *

How do you engage with the media to popularise the anti-gender violence campaign in line with the SADC Gender Protocol and the work on gender equality? 150 words


If you can, please provide at least one example of media coverage resulting from your work

Url, pdf, You tube

Capacity building*

How has the GBV campaign helped to build skills, create voice, agency, enhance leadership and empowerment?

The FIGHT AGAINST GENDER BSED VIOLENCE IN EZULWINI campaign has enhanced leadership and empowerment through engaging men and women, girls and boys in conversations on the effects of GBV and the havoc gender based violence has caused in the homes and in the society as a whole. Survivors have been applauded for reporting cases and also the survivors have been assisted to get over such incidents through counseling. One of the survivors has been active in raising awareness in her community as she acquired skills during the dialogues. The more she was opening up about was went the more boldness and confidence to aq her ordeal

Evidence *

Please provide evidence of community involvement through at least one quote from a woman survivor. Please ensure that you provide name, surname, organization and designation.

Fikile Dlamini, a child protection volunteer encountered problem with her husband of 20 years. Early in the marriage Fikile had been a housewife but when she started working her husband verbally abused her by accusing her of extramarital affairs. It became a problem in her life as thee husband wanted to accompany her everywhere she went. In residential workshops the husband would show up at night without her knowledge. She was accompanied to work, to women’s meetings and to every meeting and when she reached home she would be called names and accused of having sexual relations with other men.

Changes in attitudes*

Are attitudes in the security sector, political discourse and in the communities changing as a result of the GBV campaign? Please provide at least one example, e.g. statements from government officials, community forum statements, policing forums (200 words)

Evidence *

Please provide at least one quote that demonstrates changes in attitudes. Please remember name, surname, organization and designation. – 100 words

The fact that the police are involved in the fight against gender based violence means the attitudes are changing in the communities. The domestic violence wing in the police sector is actively involved in reducing gender based violence. Mr. Mguyo Kunene who is a police constable in Lobamba warned men that violent acts “could lead men into jails” for statutory rape and rape. During the campaigns he warns even men in relationships not to rape their partners and to be careful not to have sexual relation and also abduct minors.

Changes at a policy level as a result of the GBV campaign

If applicable, please use this space to note any changes that have come about at a policy level as a result of the anti-gender violence campaign e.g. changes in legislation, regulations and constitutional amendments.


Please provide evidence of these changes.

Any other changes that have come about as a result of the GBV campaign

Please use this space to note any other changes that have come about as a result of the GBV campaign.



Please provide evidence for any additional information you have provided.

Lesson learned and innovation *

1) What lessons have been learned in the implementation of the GBV campaign?

2) How are these being applied?

300 words

In this campaign we have learnt that information needs to be disseminated to all kinds of people whether young or old. People need information and with others you could tell that this gender based violence information was new information.

Community leaders need to be involved in such campaign so as to influence certain groups of people.

Caregivers are very helpful with such campaign as they have different life experiences and working with the caregivers has proved to be helpful in implementation phase.

These are applied in the planning for every event on gendre based violence.

Learning and sharing with other organizations and institutions*

How have you learned from and shared with other organizations and institutions involved in the GBV campaign? Please be specific – give names of the organizations or institutions; where and how you met and shared.

Among institutions the campaign has worked with the Royal Swaziland Police in Lobamba who have been involved in facilitating the dialogues and educational sessions during the campaign activities that were held in Ezulwini.

Evidence *

Please provide evidence of this engagement, for example a quote from an organization leader or government representative in another organization.- 100 words

“ As the police our responsibility is to ensure security to the nation of Swaziland and our department of Domestic violence welcomes all victims of gender based violence to come through and report all criminal activity that is related to gender based violence and we assure you that the police have been trained to handle such matters with professionalism and confidentiality. Many people have approached us and that is why we are opening our hands to all victims to ensure that the communities are free from gender based violence.”

Sustainability and replication *

How can the GBV campaign be sustained post 2015?

How can the GBV campaign be cascaded to other organizations? How can your organization contribute to this cascading process? – 300 words

The campaign needs to be supported in all institutions and needs to be included in the budget. Trainings have to be conducted for all community health workers and leaders. Building the capacity of the leaders and the care workers will ensure that the communities are gender based violence free.

All workplaces need to have a gender focal person in order for coordination of gender activities to be possible.

The capacity of all the victims and survivors of gender based violence has to be built through workshops and trainings that address issues of self esteem and reporting of cases.

School going children have to be reached in their institutions have to be taught about violence and also to create awareness and give them knowledge and other life skills to empower the leaders, men and women of tomorrow.

Attaching photographs*

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Please list, in order of importance the targets of the SADC Protocol that you work with most closely. After each, please state any ways you feel that these clauses can be strengthened post 2015:

  1. Drop down – 28 targets of the Protocol *

How I would like this clause reformulated

How I would like the wording of this clause to be changed.

Are there missing elements in the SADC Gender Protocol which you would like to be added post 2015? *

What I would like added

On a scale of one to ten please state the main value of the SADC Gender Protocol in your work: *

  1. Providing targets and indicators for measuring progress towards the attainment of gender equality. 9

  2. As a tool for demanding costed action plans and Gender Responsive Budgeting 10

  3. Lobbying for Constitutional reform.

  4. Lobbying for policy reform.

  5. Lobbying for reform of legislation

  6. Public education and awareness of gender equality issues. 10

  7. Holding governments accountable

  8. Mobilising communities 10

  9. Revitalising the women’s movement

  10. Demanding gender aware media coverage 10

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