UN Swaziland - Resident Agencies \| United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

As part of its support to the welfare of children, UNICEF supports the publication of a regular brief, Inyandzalelyo on violence and abuse in Swaziland. The Brief is produced from data generated from the Violence
Surveillance System coordinated by the Department of Social Welfare in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office.
The system collates data reported by seven (7) institutions, namely the Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Royal Swaziland Police (RSP), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), Swaziland Action Group Against
Abuse (SWAGAA), Save the Children (SC), Alliance of Mayor’s Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level(AMICAALL) and World University Services (WUS) Swaziland. The data from these
institutions are aggregated and analysed each month.
Inyandzaleyo May 2012
Inyandzaleyo February 2012
Inyandzaleyo October 2012

A Commitment to Every Child

Since 1946 UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working in 158 countries to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.  The world’s largest provider of vaccines for poor countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. 
UNICEF has a reputation of integrity on advocacy for children as well as trust that it can help to influence key decision-makers around the world.  UNICEF works with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.

In Swaziland, UNICEF works in the following key areas:

Child survival and development
UNICEF Swaziland’s Child Survival and Development programme aims to strengthen and scale up health and nutrition preventative interventions including for children who are HIV positive, improve home and community care practices and increase access to safe water and basic sanitation.

Education and Life Skills
This programme aims for children especially marginalised orphans and vulnerable children to exercise their right to education by enrolling in and completing primary school with minimal repetition or participate in Non- formal Education programmes.

Safety Nets for Child Protection
This programme works to strengthen social safety nets for children and families.  It also aims to provide protective environment that shields children from violence, exploitation and abuse.

Cross cutting programmes include: Social Policy, Advocacy and Communication and Monitoring and Evaluation.  

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