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.
This report quantifies child and orphan poverty in the Kingdom of Swaziland in 2001 and in 2010. Poverty is understood as consumption (monetary) poverty and not as multidimensional deprivation. Child and orphan poverty indicators are based on the Swaziland Household Income and Expenditure Survey (SHIES). Additional indicators for teenaged men and women are calculated from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). Secondary literature is also addressed. Child poverty and teenage indicators have not been previously undertaken.
Thirty years have passed since The State of the World’s Children began to
publish tables of standardized global and national statistics aimed at providing
a detailed picture of children’s circumstances.
Much has changed in the decades since the first indicators of child well-being
were presented. But the basic idea has not: Credible data about children’s
situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to
realizing the rights of every child.
Data continue to support advocacy and action on behalf of the world’s