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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

MORE MEN VICTIMS OF GENDER ABUSE

More Swazi men are seeking help from a gender-based-violence NGO.

Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) reported that in August 2016, 60 men attended its clinics. This compared to 86 women during the same time.

Local media reported SWAGAA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Mcolisi Dlamini, saying the number of men seeking help from the organisation was on the increase. 

The Swazi Observer reported on Tuesday (25 October 2016) that 26 clients reported ‘non-abuse’ cases such as personal issues and were not relating to sexual or physical abuse. 

Dlamini told the newspaper that relatives were the main perpetrators of violence. These included parents, children, cousins, in-laws, uncles, aunts and step-parents.

He said, ‘Home continues to be the predominant place where most of the reported abuse cases took place. This could be the survivor’s or perpetrator’s home that shows most of the abuse is brought by people who stay with and are known to the survivor.’

See also

SWAZI CULTURE AND WIFE BEATING

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