CELEBRATING DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD AT SIPHOFANENI INKHUDLA

Swaziland as a signatory to the SADC protocol celebrated the day of the African child which is usually held on the June , 16 each year. The National Children's Coordination Unit is responsible for coordinating this event with the assistance of stakeholders. this year's theme is ''Khulis'umntfwana" will be launched at Siphofaneni Inkhundla. The aim is to roll out the awareness on the importance of Child protection and welfare.

NATIONAL GENDER POLICY LAUNCH

Yesterday the Deputy Prime Minister's Office launched the national Gender Policy at Mavuso trade centre, a colourful event which was graced by the presence of Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Swaziland. The approval by Cabinet of the Gender policy came at a critical stage when the country is due for reporting on progress as it is a signatory to the Geneva Conventions. As a country it took us ten years to develop the policy and hope it's implementation will benefit the Swazi citizens... 

 

 

 

Gender and Families Unit:
•  Study on the Economic Status of Women
•  Translation and Printing of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development
•  Gender Responsive Budgeting
•  Universal Access for Women and Girls in Swaziland
•  Sixth Meeting of COMESA Technical Committee on Gender and the Fourth Meeting of Minister’s Responsible for Gender and Women’s Affairs

National Disaster Management Agency:
•  Provision of potable water
•  Food Aid Distribution
•  Distribution of Food Supply
•  Storm & Fire Disasters
•  Bushfire Contingency Plan
•  Swazi VAC
•  National Disaster Management Agency policy review
•  Development of the Information, Education, Communication and Training (IECT) Materials
•  Disaster Risk Assessment

Department of Social Welfare:
•  Counselling and Guidance Services
•  Services to Abused Persons
•  Payment of Old Age Grant
•  Umsizi Ex-servicemen
•  OVC Educational Grant
•  Child Welfare Grant (Beneficiaries)
•  Child Care and Protection Services
•  Sign Language Training
•  Assistive Devices

National Children’s Coordinating Unit:
•  Coordination of PsychoSocial Support Services to Children in difficult circumstances.
•  Coordination of the legal framework of Child Protection.
•  Coordination of Educational services for Teachers and other stakeholders.
•  Coordination of Children’s Health issues.

DPM visits GogoNkhosi

Yesterday the Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku visited Gogo Nkhosi of Nkambeni to hand over a house which has been constructed by the Office after her hut was burnt down. The elderly women lives alone and had no means of recovering her burnt structure....

Director: Mr. Lucky Ndlovu

Deputy Director: Mr. Mhambi Ndlangamandla

Mandate

  • To uphold the provisions of International Legal bodies i.e. United Nation Convention on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).
  • Domesticate the provision of international Legal Instruments to ensure that legal instruments and Regulations reflect, support and protect the comprehensive needs and Rights of Children.
  • Evaluate and review all existing National Legal instruments governing the treatment of children to ensure compliance with International children treatment standards, provisions and practices.
  • Continuously Research, Develop, define & ensure compliance to National multi-sectoral children services standards for the comprehensive treatment of Children at all stages of their development in the country.
  • Monitor and Evaluate all National children, policies, plans & Programs and ensure that all stakeholders collaborate and contribute towards a National Children Development agenda.
  • Mobilize resources to comprehensively support all Agents and Implementers of Children Programs.
  • Design and coordinate the production of a Comprehensive segregated data using Information Technology (IMS) on all children, including the vulnerable groups.
  • Advocate for the development, protection and safeguarding of children development agenda national, regionally and internationally.

Documents (Downloadable)

  1. National Children’s Policy 2009
  2. Child Protection and Welfare Act 2012
  3. OVC and Youth SADAC Business plan 2016 – 2020
  4. National Plan of Action

LOCATION

Children’s Services Department

Address:                                            P. O. Box 5124

                                                          Mbabane

Telephone:                                         (+268) 2404 0260

                                                          (+268) 2404 0262

Fax Number:                                     (+268) 2404 0264

 

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