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From where I stand: “I work in construction, I am living my dream!”

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Maira Assane Amade, 23, fulfilled her lifelong dream of working in construction after participating in the Rapariga Biz Joint Programme implemented by UN Women, UNFPA, UNESCO and UNICEF.

Youth activists call for safer streets in Maputo

Friday, March 8, 2019

Every morning, 13-year-old Jareeyah* from Maputo sets out for a 10-minute walk from home to her high school. The trek isn’t long, but it always makes her uneasy. Jareeyah lives in the densely populated neighbourhood, Ka Maxakene, in the heart of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. The capital launched a Safe City and Safe Public Spaces Programme, as part of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative.

Safe spaces for women, by women, bring smart infrastructure for all

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

From marketplaces in the Pacific to parks in eastern Europe, women are rising up and demanding safety, respect and inclusion in public spaces, and coming together to make it happen. Through community efforts, UN Women is working around the world to help women claim their space.

Rural women tackle drought-affected Mozambique’s rise in child marriage

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

More than 2 million people across Mozambique, especially in the southern and central regions, have been affected by severe drought since 2015. The prolonged crisis has exhausted household food stock, disrupted lives and livelihood. For Mozambican women and girls, who are primarily responsible for managing food and water for their families, the drought has also meant increased work burden and earlier marriages, leading to lost childhood, education and opportunities.

From where I stand: “The violence that marked my childhood made me the activist I am today”

Monday, August 21, 2017

Adão Paía is a young man from Mozambique who dislikes all forms of violence. Living with abuse since he was five, he feels that he had no childhood. Today, he works to convince men and boys in his community to share domestic responsibility with women and reject gender-based violence.

UN Women Executive Director visits Mozambique on African Women’s Day

Friday, July 28, 2017

Coinciding with African Women’s Day, the Executive Director of UN Women visited Mozambique from 31 July – 1 August, reaffirming UN Women’s commitment to support the efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the country and the region.

UN Women remembers the girl who was “SG for a day”

Monday, March 28, 2016

Raquelina Fernando Langa—the promising young woman who came to New York in 2014 to spend a day as UN Secretary-General with Ban Ki-moon—has sadly passed away on 25 March 2016.

Photo essay: Could a girl like me become SG?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This photo essay tracks the visit on 12 August, International Youth Day, of Mozambican girl Raquelina Langa, who met and shadowed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the day and met with senior management at UN Women headquarters, including Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri.

Men in the kitchen: cooking up change in Mozambique

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

An innovative programme is increasing men’s participation in domestic activities to promote gender equality and address violence against women and girls. At least 1600 men have taken part in the course, which is supported by UN Women, and complemented by a series of awareness-raising activities.

Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day – More than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Press release by UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO, United Nations Foundation and civil society organization. Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet in her presentation of the Critical Services Initiative

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, in her presentation of the Critical Services Initiative. 7 March 2013, New York.

“Ride on! Speak Out!”: Nine countries, 15 bikers, one issue – ending violence against women

Monday, January 21, 2013

A group of motorcycle buffs joined forces with Harley-Davidson Johannesburg and UN Women in a novel initiative to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Over 16 days, they rode 8,200 km, across Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Q&A with health and communications expert, Carol Underwood, on reducing the risk of HIV infection among women and girls

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dr. Underwood speaks about her work with southern African communities, and the links between economic empowerment and HIV prevention in young girls.

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