Posted by in Gender Equity on July 8, 2015

Swaziland: Women Still Face Discriminatory Cultural Practices

Swaziland: Gender Links Swaziland Barometer Researcher says that although gender equality is enshrined in Swaziland’s Constitution, women still face cultural practices that discriminate against them which continue to mar the positive strides the country has made. This observation at the on-going Swaziland SADC Gender Summit where she presented findings of the Swaziland SADC Gender Protocol Barometer.

“Positive constitutional provisions are difficult to implement in a country where traditional attitudes put women at a disadvantage. Patriarchal practices are being used in the country to prevent Swazi women from taking part in the elections, despite the country having a Constitution that guarantees their rights.

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Source: Allafrica

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