Act(ion) against gender based violence and child abuse

Fighting gender based violence and reducing teenage pregnancy

sahee has extended the project The Children's Protection and Welfare Act 2012: weapon against child abuse combat Gender Based Violence (GBV), in order to align it to NATICC's five year plan, to strengthen impact and make it measurable.
In addition to the Children's Protection and Welfare Act (CPWA) 2012, since August 2018 the Sexual Offense and Domestic Violence (SODV) Act has provided an effective legal instrument to combat GBV, teenage pregnancy and child abuse.
Since 2019, the focus has therefore also been on raising awareness of the SODV Act among the communities. A measurable effect of this is the increased demand for legal advice, court cases and information visits to further communities.
Besides this additional component of the SODV, the aim and objectives have remained the same as in the former project The Children's Protection and Welfare Act 2012: weapon against child abuse.

Project site

Nhlangano (Map)


Women: around 2000
Men: around 2000
Children under age 16: around 2500

Project costs and assistance by sahee

The entire project costs are CHF 700’000.–, whereas sahee takes over CHF 118’000.–.

sahee stays in regular contact with the project leaders, monitors the activities and visits the project on site once a year.

Duration of assistance

1st of January 2020 to 31st of December 2022

Local counterpart

Nhlangano Aids training Information and Counselling Center (NATICC)

Project site

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Project overview

Winning over church leaders to the issue of children's and women's rights is important for the dissemination of information and the acceptance of legal prosecution for violations of rights.


The churches in Eswatini are well attended, so that NATICC's church dialogues reach a wide audience.