As fotos no cabeçalho são
da autoria do CDFF 


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


Books Published by WLSA Mozambique

Rites of Initiation in the Current Context. Adjustments, Ruptures and Confrontations. Constructing a Gender Identity


Rites of Initiation in the Current Context - book cover“As an instance of socialization, the rites make the silence audible that traverse the teachings of the “use” of the body in the family, whether through the meanings that are given to the sexual division of labour, or through the “mute” prohibitions and taboos that format gender identities and, within these, sexual identities. In the same way, as the rites are of initiation, they initiate the youth at a stage of their life cycle, in their transition to the adult world, with a socially determined and accepted order and hierarchy.

Having as target group girls and boys between 12 and 18 years (subjected to the rites) attending grade 7, the research aimed at identifying the role of the rites in shaping social identities, particularly sexual identities, and how the “ritual education” may shift an interest in the school to marriage or work.

Our approach is based on an analysis of the material and symbolic mechanisms developed by the ritual teachings and by the means used for their agency, seeking at the same time to recognise signs of contestation that may enhance changes in the embodiment and subjectivation processes. By taking female and male teachers as reference group we intend to establish by evidence the existence, or not, of differentiated normative patterns in the construction of manhood and womanhood.

This means that as these ritualized female and male adults have work and status, it was our intention to understand how the activities they perform determine the construction of predispositions that may allow a questioning of the importance of the rites for their recognition as women and men and change or recompose the power that structures social gender relations.”


Authors: Conceição Osório and Ernesto Macuácua

Translation published in: 2014

Number of pages: 432


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