Nonhlanhla Nelisiwe

Location: Manzini, Swaziland
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2015

Nonhlanhla Nelisiwe has over eight years’ experience in various fields in the community development sector, particularly in women’s empowerment. Nonhlanhla is a community facilitator for the Swaziland Young Women’s Network where she focuses on empowering women in politics and advocates for women’s rights in Swaziland. She volunteers in her community and schools around her community, where she teaches about behavior change, decision-making amongst young people, and involvement in decision-making. Nonhlanhla holds a diploma in HIV Management and on completion of the Fellowship she plans to continue her work in gender equality, with a focus on advocacy for women’s rights, women’s representation, and equal opportunities. It is her passion to see women treated as equal citizens in the country and she will not conform to a society that does not protect women and children.

Blog Entries

From a Counterpart to an Intern

By Nonhlahlanla “Nelly” Dlamini for the Peace Corps | September 14, 2015

Time is a resource and every young person must contribute part of his or her resources to benefit the community. Volunteering is about giving your time to create positive change, working together to develop a healthy, vibrant community […]

Nonhlanhla Dlamini – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Hear from Nonhlanhla Dlamini, YALI 2015 Fellow from Manzini, Swaziland. She speaks of limited women’s representation in Parliament and the crucial role that women play in raising up a community, all to emphasize that women’s voices must be heard across the continent!