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Monday, 25 April 2011

PETITION AGAINST SWAZILAND KING

This online petition protesting against King Mswati III’s presence at the Royal Wedding on Friday (29 April 2011) is organised by Positive Women.


We, the undersigned, support democracy and peace in Swaziland. We are concerned at the visit of the King of Swaziland and his 50 guests to the UK for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.


The King of Swaziland is an absolute monarch who bans political parties and has ignored international law on women and children’s rights. Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence of any in the world and the lowest life expectancy rate but has no money to deal with these issues.


We support the concerns of international human rights groups who have questioned the trip, particularly in relation to its cost and the ongoing crisis in Swaziland.


Petition organised by Positive Women.


Sign it here

http://positivewomen.org/?page_id=763

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