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16 Dias de Activismo Contra a Violência de Género 2020:

Mês da mulher 2020:

Debate, workshop, feira, música, desporto, cinema, exposição, poesia, teatro, dança e muito mais

Programa do Mês da Mulher 2020

Campeonato de futebol:

“Unidos Contra a Violência Sexual”

Vamos falar de aborto!

(mesa redonda)

Mulheres Jovens sob Ataque (debate)

V Conferência Nacional da Rapariga

Marcha pela liberdade de expressão

Liberdade de Expressão

Marcha por Gilles Cistac

Marcha Gilles Sistac

Marcha pela igualdade


Contra violação dos direitos humanos no Código Penal


Concurso de fotografia

Vencedores da 2ª edição


Marcha pela paz


Desfile do 1º de Maio


Prémio da Rede de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais e Reprodutivos 2012

Anúncio dos vencedores

Marcha de Solidariedade


Fotos da Marcha de Solidariedade dos Povos da SADC (2012)


Não é fácil ser mulher ...


... em Moçambique

Aborto. Pense nisso...


(Material usado em acções de formação da WLSA)

Quem vai querer dar a luz aqui?


O estado em que se encontram alguns dos postos de saúde em Cabo Delgado



Filme produzido pela WLSA Moçambique sobre sobre uma jovem que, até há pouco tempo, vivia com fístula obstétrica.


Brochura elaborada pela WLSA Moçambique sobre o problema da fístula obstétrica - um drama que atinge cerca de 100.000 mulheres em Moçambique.


Clique aqui para descarregar a brochura (em PDF)

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A sociedade civil manifestou-se na inauguração dos X Jogos Africanos


The Talibans of Mozambique


In the daily newspaper Noticias, on 14 January 2012, journalist Pedro Nacuo wrote an op-ed about a crime that took place in Pemba, in Cabo Delgado province: a woman who entered the space reserved for boys’ initiation rites was “punished” by orders of the leader responsible for the ceremony, who ordered a collective rape. She was sexually raped by 17 men.

The police initially tried to intervene, and detained the rapists, but was told not to get involved [and free the rapists]. What happened afterwards is not known.

In the op-ed, Pedro Nacuo defends as deserved the “punishment” ordered by the “spiritual leader” and materialized by his “soldiers”. He wrote: “No one condemns, morally or traditionally, the punishment applied to this lady, although severe, because our institutions are made up of people who know how to deal with these issues.” [tradition]

This case recalls the collective rape of a young woman ordered by a tribal council in a rural area o Pakistan in 2002. But in this case in Pakistan, the end was national and international opprobrium, followed by the trial and sentencing of the rapists and the tribal council elders involved. While in this case, the Mozambican journalist defends impunity!

Against the journalist’s ideology and values – conservative, sexist and Taliban-style – Mozambican authorities must get involved. To ensure that justice is done, and that the approval of so many legal instruments that protect the rights of all of us citizens, men, women and children, is not in vain and useless (and hypocritical). And to show that we live in a truly lawful state. Anything less is to concede to the arbitrary norms decided and applied by local leaders, against existing laws that consider rape as a crime.

In December 2011, Pedro Nacuo won the first prize, print category, of the Health Reporting Award (13th edition) organized by the Ministry of Health, in association with the National Union of Journalists and the United Nations. Thus, it is shocking that a journalist who wins an award for health reporting justifies that the raped woman was mistreated by nurses at the hospital where she was taken for treatment.

This journalist receives an award from the Ministry of Health but promotes behavior unworthy of the medical profession, namely, to laugh about a collective rape and blame the victim. He wrote: “We are left, unfortunately, with a funny story: at the hospital, the nurses, not being “lukus” [uninitiated, uncircumcised], treated her as they would treat someone who voluntarily jumps underneath a vehicle seeking to be run over.”

We demand that the judiciary follows the laws of the State, sanctioning the aggressors (both the rapists and the leader who guided them), thus sending a strong message to those who would like to decide by themselves the limits of legality in our country.

We request that the newspaper Noticias publishes this letter as per the right to reply, to reinstate the fundamental principles of human rights that guide our young democracy.

Signed by:

  • WLSA (Women in Law in Southern Africa)/Mozambique
  • AMMCJ (Association of Women in Law Careers)
  • Fórum Mulher (Women’s Forum)
  • Forcom (Forum of Community Radios)
  • AMCS (Association of Women in Social Communication)
  • Lambda (Association for the Defense of Rights of Sexual Minorities)



Link to the letter in Portuguese : Os talibans de Moçambique

Link to the op-ed in Portuguese: DIZER POR DIZER: Leis que colidem com a tradição! (Note: Notícias withdrew the article from its website after approximately two months; but it is still available on other sites)


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  • Mozambique NGO Statement, presented at the 38th CEDAW Session, highlighting the main issues mentioned in the shadow report.
  • Concluding comments by the CEDAW Committee, identifying areas of concern and suggesting recommendations to the Government of Mozambique.

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