Swaziland Issues a Collective Ban on Penis Tempting Mini-Skirts and…

As part of its ongoing effort to prevent rape and possibly reduce the country's distressingly high rate of HIV/AIDS infection, police in Swaziland have announced that they will aggressively investigate sex crimes and make sure that would-be rapists know that they will be severely punished for their transgressions.… » 12/24/12 10:00am 12/24/12 10:00am

Truck Stop Girls Just Want "Someplace Safe"

There's a heartbreaking account in this week's New York Times magazine about Swaziland's "truck-stop girls." And the sad thing is, this is one of the better stories. » 8/20/09 4:00pm 8/20/09 4:00pm

Pedophile Rapist Gets 1 Year In Prison • Platonic Baboon Pals Perplex…

• Lawmakers are calling for the removal of Judge Thomas Bartheld for sentencing a man accused of raping a four-year-old girl to one year in prison. Prosecutors said they took the deal because the victim is an unreliable witness. • » 6/17/09 5:30pm 6/17/09 5:30pm

New Reports Aim To Reveal Hidden Truths About Rape

In the news today: A study of Swaziland women finds people don't know most rapes aren't committed by strangers. Another piece says rape is a war crime being committed in Colombia, and often not reported. » 5/12/09 9:30am 5/12/09 9:30am

Women Get Smaller To Help Their Children Get Bigger

Women like Phetsile Ndwandwe of Swaziland are increasingly facing malnourishment as they sacrifice meals in difficult times so that their children might eat. Around the world, many women face starvation due to such sacrifices. [MSNBC] » 4/28/09 9:20am 4/28/09 9:20am

Hundreds of women marched in the streets of Lobamba, Swaziland yesterday to protest a shopping trip taken by 9 of King Mswati III's 13 wives to Europe and the Middle East. Protesters said the country can't afford a shopping spree when a quarter of the nation is on food aid and money is needed for anti-retroviral… » 8/22/08 12:20pm 8/22/08 12:20pm