DAS Dr. Shannon Smith visits Swaziland
The US embassy hosted the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr Shannon Smith, who was in the country to meet with representatives of the Swazi government and civil society.
Children's Story Time at the Mbabane Public Library
The American Embassy believes that encouraging children to read will help them become better learners. Ambassador James reads to students at the Children’s Story Time reading program organized by the PD Section at the American Corner in the Mbabane Public Library.
On December 1, Ambassador James joined in Swaziland’s national World AIDS Day Celebrations. In her address, Amb. James noted a link between GBV and the incidence and the spread of HIV and recommended that the fight against HIV/AIDS must be done in combination with programs designed to address GBV.ALSO: Story
Embassy Commemorates “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.”
The Embassy commemorated “16 Days of Activism against GBV” by screening a documentary film entitled “Another War” about gender violence in Liberia. This was followed by a panel discussion addressing GBV in Swaziland as well as what more can be done to ensure that all people can enjoy a life free of violence and fear.
The Embassy received its first shipment of a total of 20 guitars from 'Guitars for Swaziland', some of which were distributed on November 20 at SOS Children’s Village Mbabane to commemorate Universal Children’s Day. SOS Children’s Villages, Cabrini Ministries, and the Jamming House are some of the recipients of the guitars.
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