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24 December 2019

InfoFistula: An Innovative Real-Time Monitoring Application for improving services, rights, and data related to Obstetric Fistula survivors

Fistula is undoubtedly one of the major deprivations of girls’ and women's health and rights. Girls and women suffering from obstetric fistula often experience complications such as infections, urine... Read more

21 November 2019

Case Management training in Pemba

A total of 12 Social Workers from Pemba, Ibo, Metuge and Quissanga districts in Cabo Delgado took part in a two-day  Case Management training held at Rafael Hotel in Pemba from 20 to 21 November 2019... Read more

21 November 2019

Women and Girls empowered in Chuiba Transit Center

Chuiba Transit Center is located approximately 7 Kilometers from Pemba City. Nearly 66 families and over 339 people live in the center. Members of the Provincial Directorate of Gender speaking to... Read more

21 November 2019
©Nathaly Guzmán and Luísa Galvão/UNFPA Mozambique

"In my community, there are a lot of girls who stop studying, who suffer violence, and who face early pregnancy. I want to share information with them because together we can transform the world into a better place."

Nampula, Mozambique — Metânia (18) is one of more than 1,000 mentors of the Rapariga Biz Joint Program in the province of Nampula who participated in a day-long training about gender-based violence (... Read more

29 October 2019

Mentors Equipped to Counter Violence against Women and Girls

“Rapariga Biz”, a progamme led by the Mozambican Government and supported by several United Nations agencies, including UNFPA, trains secondary school girls to serve as mentors to their peers and to... Read more

11 October 2019

Supporting efforts to create an unstoppable force of empowered Mozambican girls

Opinion-Editorial in commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child Andrea M. Wojnar, UNFPA Mozambique, Resident Representative  In Mozambique, rates of child marriage are high — one in three... Read more

25 September 2019

“I couldn’t recognize my own face anymore.” Empowered to repossess her identity.

Maputo, Mozambique - Ana Maria* (30) suffered psychological, emotional, and physical abuse from her husband for years and still feels distressed when she looks in the mirror or sees a picture of... Read more

24 September 2019

Great-Grandma Fatima

Maria de Fátima Francisco is 60 years old and has 3 children. She lost her husband when she was still young. Very early in her life, her mother taught her how to make flower pots.  Fatima´s clay pots... Read more

17 September 2019

Prosperity for an empowered woman

Sandra Elsa Jaime is 28 years old and has 3 children that she cares for on her own.  Sandra lived in the lowest area along the Buzi river and was recently resettled in Machiquile 1 in Guaraguara. ... Read more

19 August 2019

Humanitarian women protect human rights, ensure dignity and give people hope

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day, As we mark World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA salutes those who respond to crises around the world. This year, we call... Read more