Women Together is an organization that began operating in Swaziland in March 2003 as a response to the increasing need for support to HIV positive women. Although by this time Swaziland had several interventions and programmes to address HIV/AIDS issues, there were no interventions targeted at addressing the plight of women in society. In a bid to curb the spread of HIV, VCT centres were set up. A majority of those people who responded to the VCT campaigns were women and most of them tested positively. Consequently, those women who disclosed their status among their family members and communities at large were then subjected to discrimination and stigmatization. This was exacerbated by that women are relegate to an inferior status in Swazi society than that of men in all spheres of life; socially, economically, politically and legally.
Women Together therefore seeks to offer support and education to women living with HIV/AIDS in order for them to be able to stand for their rights and improve their lives economically and otherwise.
Women Together membership is free and open to women living with HIV/AIDS in Swaziland yet Women Together works extensively with many partners, including affected individuals and families.
The organization has more than 1000 members in the four regions of Swaziland: Hhohho, Manzini, Shiselweni and Lubombo. Its offices are situated at Office #5 Lomasontfo Office Park, 369 Kelly Street in Manzini.
Established in 2003
Women Together is an organization that began operating in Swaziland in March 2003 as a response to the increasing need for support to HIV positive women.
Women Together’s vision is to see women living with HIV/AIDS enjoying their rights afforded equal opportunities as everyone else without discrimination
Women Together seeks to eradicate discrimination of women living with HIV/AIDS through creating an enabling environment for them and their families where they will be able to share their experiences, participate in society, build their capacity to face challenges of HIV/AIDS and also improve their lives economically
Information concerning members and clients will not be disclosed without informed consent.
We don't just say, but we act and our actions speaks louder than words. We believe in the active , greater and meaningful involvement of women living with HIV in the development and delivering of HIV response strategies.
As an organization we strive to work in a more transparent manner and will continue to uphold these standards.
Respect For Gender and Human Rights:
All Human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and related! We hold these truths and respect gender and human rights for all our members and clients in our organization.
Nobody cares more for or is more committed to developing a confident and positive future for people living with or affected by HIV, we at Positive Women Together in Action are passionate about HIV positive women, adolescents girls and young women (AGYW)
Meet Our Team
Albertina Zodwa Nyatsi
Talkmore Taurai Mazorodze
Gcebile Yvette Dlamini
We're Here for You!
Our doors are always open for you if you need assistance, you can also contact our staff based at Manzini office on the following mobile numbers;
Albertina Nyatsi +268 7636 4366
Talkmore Mazorodze +268 7845 3760
Gcebile Dlamini +268 7687 4799