The National Study on the drivers of violence against children in Swaziland presents results from a national Research to Policv and Practice process (R3P) study exploring the "Drivers of Violence Affecting Children". This applied research methodology, pioneered by UNICEF's Office of Research in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, was led in Swaziland by the Multisectoral Technical team on Violence (MTTV) working closely with the Deputy Prime Minister's Office. The University of Swaziland provided important local academic support.
The presentation of the Swaziland HIV Investment Case (SHIC) is a demonstrated commitment by the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland to work towards His Majesty King Mswati III’s vision of attaining an AIDS-free Swaziland by 2022. An objective that is in line with the national vision to attain ‘First World Status’ by 2022. For the Kingdom, managing, containing and ending AIDS is the most critical obligation, in recognition that HIV is the largest single catastrophe that the Swazi society has ever witnessed and suffered.
The High maternal mortality rate, high adolescent fertility rate, unmet need for family planning, and on-going problems with sexual and gender based violence are some of the indicators that highlight a need for comprehensive sexuality education and evidence based interventions. This SRH Policy provides concrete areas of focus and is aligned to internationl and national policies and frameworks.