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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)

Leia mais sobre fístula obstétrica

Contra a violência de género


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


WLSA – Women and Law in Southern Africa – Mozambique

The eradication of child marriages as a challenge for the full protection of children’s rights

Read the opinion article

Civil society deeply concerned about attack on Mozambique human rights defender and threats to press freedom in Mozambique

Read and/or download the statement

The statement is also on SALC’s web-page.

Now available in English:

Economic Corporations and Expropriation: The case of girls, women and resettled communities in Moatize district

summary of the new book

UDHINDO: In Defence of Human Rights
and the Environment

In Moatize civil society organisations launched a campaign to protect the environment and fight the domestic violence that violates the rights of women and girls, affected by the coal mining industry. Read the Manifesto.

April 7 – Mozambican Women’s Day

April 7 postcard

New project focuses on the situation of women in Moatize

UNHCR worried about Human rights’ violations in Mozambique

Read the Press briefing note

Police repression against street action that was demanding an end to violence against school girls:

seta Human rights activism under attack?

seta Who’s afraid of children’s rights?

Women and Home Care in an HIV and AIDS Context

FemnetAfrican women applaud new “2030 Agenda”

African Women Demand an End to Abuse

The UN General Assembly adopted on 21 November a Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage. More information can be found on the Girls Not Brides website.


New book now available in English: Rites of Initiation in the Current Context

Mozambique Tackles its Twin Burden of Cervical Cancer and HIV

by Mercedes Sayagues – 31 Oct 2014

Check out the slide show as well!

Three short articles about the Penal Code reform:

Foto by Mercedes Sayagues

New abortion law shows Mozambique’s commitment to women’s reproductive rights

by Mercedes Sayagues – 01 Oct 2014

How Mozambique is Coping with AIDS

Article and video by Mercedes Sayagues (IPS)

UN Population Award Celebrates Champion of Rural Women’s Health in Mozambique

Recognition for Aldo Marchesini – by Mercedes Sayagues for IPS (23 June)

Maternal mortality in Mozambique: ‘Who wants to give birth here?’

Mozambique is one of the most dangerous places in the world to have a child. Mercedes Sayagues visits rural clinics to find out why. (Daily Maverick, 19 June)

Amnesty InternacionalAmnesty International on the revision of the Penal Code:

Partial Victory on Mozambique Rape Laws, But the Fight Isn’t Over

Mozambican Parliament and the Penal Code: Saga continues

by Mercedes Sayagues. Daily Maverick (5 May 2014)

The strange case of the Mozambican ParliamentPunishment for sexually raped children and women

When women vote against women’s rights. Daily Maverick (24 March 2014)

Discriminatory Penal Code Articles Under Fire

(AIM 18 March)

Press Release

14 March 2014 – Civil society organisations issue a press release denouncing violations of human rights of women and children in the Penal Code Review Bill, now under discussion in the National Assembly. Click here to read the press release.

More about the Penal Code now under discussion in Parliament:

seta Punishment for sexually raped children and women

seta International recognition for Aldo MarchesiniAldo Marchesini

2014 United Nations Population Award for the Italian priest who is fighting to improve women’s health

Obstetric fistula: a prison where no woman should live

More articles:

seta Child Rape: Perceptions of Child Rape and Denunciation Contexts

seta Sexual Violence and Child Rape, a Discussion of Concepts

Part 1 and 2 of a series of articles on the results of a research project on child rape in Maputo

Briefing for journalists:

Sexual violence happens daily for Mozambican women and girls

28-29 November 2012:Comunicado final da Conferência Nacional sobre Violência de Género

setaNational Conference on Gender Violence

WLSA Mozambique, together with several other organizations, organized a National Conference on Gender Violence which took place in Maputo, on November 28 and 29, 2012

Press Review:

Child marriages same as apartheid – Tutu

No safe choice

Slideshow shows the consequences of illegal abortion in Mozambique

No safe choice: slideshow about illegal abortion in Mozambique

September 28 – Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

Unsafe Abortion Makes News

as Mozambique Prepares for a Change in Law

Article by Mercedes Sayagues for the International Centre For Journalists about unsafe abortion in Mozambique, at a time when Parliament prepares to discuss a new law that will decriminalize abortion

Who wants to give birth here?

Dreadful clinics underpin maternal mortality in Mozambique

Pemba rape case on VoA News:

Mozambique Rape Case Pits Tradition Against Law

The Talibans of Mozambique…

The rape of a woman by 17 men is justified in the name of respect for the tradition…

A group of organizations sent a letter to the daily Notícias with regard to a news item about a case of violation of women’s human rights, condemning the leniency of the columnist. The letter was sent on January 20 and was published on January 28.

On February 9 an article appeared in the South African press:

Gang rape exposes gruesome attacks on Mozambican women

Information in English

WLSA (Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust) is a regional non-governmental organisation (NGO) that conducts research about women’s human rights in seven countries of Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Information in English about the organisation can be found on the website of WLSA’s regional head office, situated in Lusaka, Zambia.

Portuguese is Mozambique´s official language and it is the language used in our publications and on most of this website. However, much of our material is also available in English – and we will be adding more on a regular basis.

About WLSA Mozambique

Books published by WLSA Mozambique

WLSA Mozambique decided to make its publications available to the public by putting them on-line as PDF files.

Articles published by WLSA Mozambique

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Recently added articles:

setacinza See the complete list of articles

Other documents available:

  • Shadow Report on the “Stage of implementation of the CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) in Mozambique”.
  • 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.

All documents in PDF format: click to read online; right-click to download

setacinza Books in English

Mulher e Lei na África Austral - Moçambique