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 Swaziland Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys IV and V are nationally representative surveys of households, children, women and men. The main objective of the surveys is to provide up to date information for assessing the situation of children, women and men in Swaziland. Another objective is to furnish data needed for monitoring progress towards the goals established at the World Summit for Children and the Millennium Development Goals. The findings of the surveys are utilised by government and development partners for planning and monitoring programme implementation.
The Swaziland Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS5) was carried out in 2014 by the Central Statistical Office in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population
Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The government of Swaziland, UNFPA, UNESCO and UNICEF provided financial support.
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