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Swaziland Group Receives Award, Vows to Demand Democracy

Monday, August 17, 2015

A leader of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) says an international human rights award his group received will spur it to intensify demands for democratic reforms in the Southern African kingdom.

TUCOSWA received the George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award in 2015, after the group was recognized for advocating for the rights of workers despite strong opposition from the government.

General Secretary Vincent Ncongwane says TUCOSWA has been officially registered after the government used “technicalities” to ban the workers' group for collaborating with civil and opposition groups to call for democracy.