Child Protection

Child protection

Violence and abuse

Birth registration





Musician Stewart Sukuma calls for zero tolerance towards violence and sexual abuse against girls
Maputo province, November 2010 – The room was already full but more people were continuing to arrive. Wherever else there was space, dozens of voices came together in various tones to sing in chorus the best known compositions of Stewart Sukuma.

Community radio helps to tackle violence and abuse against children
Buzi, Mozambique June 2010 – Since its opening a couple of years ago, the small community radio station in the district of Buzi, Sofala province, has played a big role in bringing community members together to discuss issues that affect them.

Providing care for vulnerable children and their families in communities
Xai-Xai, Mozambique, 2010 – Celeste Macuacua*, a 60-year-old widow living with her two orphaned grandchildren, has just got back home from working on her plot this morning when she hears a familiar voice calling from outside.

Evaluation of the “Accelerating Birth Registration” programme
Maputo, November 2009 - In 2008 UNICEF conducted an evaluation in order to inform the scaling up of the “Accelerating Birth Registration” programme.

Model centre to support women and children victims of domestic violence launched in Maputo
Maputo, April 2009 – The first of a new series of offices to support women and children victims of domestic violence was officially inaugurated in Maputo this month.

‘Living together’ helps communities take care of their vulnerable children
Chókwe district, Gaza Province, June 2008 – It is already mid-morning and 16-year-old Rosina is still at home, hurrying to finish her domestic chores before going to school. Her home is a small, old and dark hut.

Police stands up for women and child victims of violence in Support Centres
Maputo, 03 December 2007- When the police officers arrive at Maputo’s Mercado do Povo (People’s Market), women vendors have already begun to gather under the largest tree inside the market. Today, the police officers have come to talk about violence.

Bringing birth registration services to the communities
Maputo, 31 August 2007- On a Tuesday morning, dozens of mothers and their children, some also accompanied by their fathers dropped their household and agricultural duties to line up very early in front of the birth registration services.

Seminar discusses protection of children’s rights
Maputo, 16 July 2007 – Top officials and experts from different sectors gathered in the city of Maputo from 10 to 13 July to discuss mechanisms to better protect the rights of the Child in Mozambique.

Journalists trained to better promote children's rights
Maputo, 4 July 2007– Over 15 journalists from the northern provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula took part in a workshop held on 27- 29 June in Nampula, where they learnt how to improve use of the media to advocate children’s rights.

Media and partners together against child trafficking, violence, abuse and exploitation
Maputo 14 June 2007- Editors, journalists, government officials and civil society partners met this week to discuss the role that the media can play in fighting child trafficking, violence, abuse and exploitation in Mozambique.

Creating a protective environment against child labour
Maputo 11 June 2007 – The International Day Against Child Labour, which is celebrated on 12 June, is this year dedicated to raise awareness about child labour in the agriculture industry.

International Children's Day: fighting child trafficking, abuse and exploitation
Maputo 31 May 2007 – On 1 June every year the world units to celebrate the International Children’s Day. The celebrations this year also coincides with the 18 anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Partners discuss the UN Secretary-General's study on violence against children
Maputo 16 October 2006- Several partners including Government officials, NGOs and associations involved in the protection of children met last week in Maputo to discuss the findings of the UN global study on violence against children.

Stop violence against children
This year the Day of the African Child, celebrated on June 16, is dedicated to the theme “violence against children”. In Mozambique, growing concerns have been raised about the increasing numbers of children subject to various forms of violence.



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