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Major birth and civil registration project to reach thousands in Nampula
Glória and her sisters speak little, but the smiles say it all. It has not always been that way. After losing both their parents a few years ago, they were left all by themselves, living in a precarious house, destroyed twice in a storm.

It takes a village
Glória and her sisters speak little, but the smiles say it all. It has not always been that way. After losing both their parents a few years ago, they were left all by themselves, living in a precarious house, destroyed twice in a storm.

Wanting more for her grandchildren
If there is anything you can say about Melina is that she has character. When social workers came over to her house to check up on her and provide food support, she ran, fast, thinking they were after her grandchildren.

The lucky ones
About nine months ago, 34-year old Angelina became a mother of five, overnight. When her father died, he left five orphans behind, with only his adult daughter Angelina to care for them.

Suffering and his grandmother
Where is he? Delfina asks insistently. The 80-year old ambles around, in search of her 8-year old grandson. Without him, the visually impaired Delfina cannot find her way.

United they stand
At the age of 40, Raquel worked 12 hours a day under the harsh sun, sifting the soil for nuggets of gold. Between 5am and 5pm, she only had a five-minute lunch break, which she shared with her fellow prospectors in the gold mine in the northern Mozambican

The bond that ties
Grace's hope to find a foster family had all but perished. Suffering from a mental disability, Grace has lived in an orphanage since she lost both her parents at the age of 6. Her three brothers were also placed in a centre.

Together at last
No one knows for sure what the first eight years of life looked like for Julinha. Four years ago, Lurdes was in the bus on her way back home from a long day at work. As she got off the bus and started walking home, she felt someone tugging at her skirt.

Gabriel's second lease on life
Gabriel was only 13 years old when he was brutally attacked by three men. Gabriel was living with relatives of his deceased father at the time, together with his two younger brothers.

A Homecoming
At Carlitos' house, the women dance and rejoice as their tears flow. The dinner table is piled with chicken, potatoes, salad, and cool drinks, in humble gratitude to those who helped find the 10-year old child. Carlitos had been missing for a month.

“Focus on what we can do, not on what we cannot”
MAPUTO, Mozambique, 21 June 2013 - To anyone who meets her, it is immediately clear that Laura is an exceptional child. The sparkle in her eyes, irrepressible energy, and cheeky laughter are disarming. When she smiles, you can’t help doing the same.

Initiatives to register births for protection programmes gain momentum
Mutarara, MOZAMBIQUE - In districts across Mozambique, UNICEF partners with the Ministry of Justice in establishing the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system, a crucial element of a country’s good governance and respect for civil and human

Birth registration a vital necessity
Gaza, Mozambique, 8 May 2013. Laura Nhembe only learned that birth registration services would be offered during the National Health Week when she brought her children in for vaccination.

Lídia: Lost and found
Chiaquelane, GAZA, February 2013 – It was another day at the Chiaquelane camp, with a hot sun high in the sky. A live radio program broadcasting educational messages had just begun, and camp residents were gathering around listening to the presenter

Community Theater Group urges viewers to reflect on the effects of violence against children
Sergio Silva, a public officer of the Casa da Cultura, teaches children theatre techniques in the city of Quelimane. Silva is the provincial coordinator of the Grupo de Teatro do Oprimido, a UNICEF partner that specializes in teatro do oprimido.

Overcoming fear to report domestic violence
Maria says that she is feeling safer these days because it is now two months since her husband last beat her and threatened her children.

 

 
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