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Eswatini Background

Eswatini has historically treated women as second-class citizens. While the Constitution of Eswatini guarantees equal protection under the law, including based on gender, Swati women continue to suffer disproportionately high levels of discrimination and lack of opportunity in the workforce; constrained access to credit, legal status, property rights; and high levels of GBV. To address these disparities and challenges facing women, ABA ROLI has been implementing programs addressing these issues in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) since 2019 - an USAID-funded Women’s Employment for Economic Recovery (WEER) project and an initiative under the Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) Consortium.