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Mozambique girls’ empowerment program awarded most impactful at UNFPA Global Leadership Meeting in Panama



UNFPA Mozambique Country Office won a prize for the presentation of an initiative that has the greatest impact on the lives of women, youth and adolescents out of 31 countries who exhibited during a marketplace event at the UNFPA Global Leadership Meeting in Panama where almost 200 meeting participants visited the stands and voted.  


Financially supported by the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden with a contribution from the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage, the first joint UN program (UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN WOMEN) for adolescent girls in Mozambique, Rapariga Biz “Action for Adolescent and Young Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” was launched in August 2016. It is a holistic, comprehensive, multi-sectorial, innovative initiative created to empower adolescent girls and young women and address their sexual and reproductive health and rights in the two most highly populated provinces with extreme statistics on early marriage and early pregnancy. The program is centered around mentorship in safe spaces.