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• Swaziland is a source, destination, and transit country for women and children subjected to sex trafficking.

•  Swazi girls, particularly orphans, are subjected to sex trafficking and domestic servitude in the cities of Mbabane and Manzini, as well as in South Africa and Mozambique.

• Traffickers reportedly force Mozambican women into prostitution in Swaziland, or transit Swaziland with their victims en route to South Africa.

• Rape common.

• Domestic violence against women, particularly wife beating, common. sometimes resulted in death.


Sources: U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011