04 June 2019

The Rights Responsibility

Introduction, The third least developed country in the world, Mozambique has been recording some of the world’s highest rates of economic growth in recent years, leading many to believe a major transformation awaits. As Mozambique prepares to take a big leap forward, will children continue to be left behind?  Every day, 320 children under the age of 5 die in…, To Speak To Be Heard, I like disseminating our rights, our duties, so that children aren't molested, so that they know the rights and duties they have. Erica Sandrano, child presenter, Roda Viva Participation is a human right, enshrined in Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and includes for children the right to expression and to active…, Child Friendly Schools, Before, pupils in the classroom were mere objects. Pupils now get involved and participate actively. Angelina Avelino, school director While 9 out of 10 children in Mozambique today are enrolled in primary school, only 6 of them complete their education. More schools are needed, but it’s the quality of education that requires the most urgent…, A System For Life, In this ward, we treat on average 80 patients a day. That's too much work for only one nurse. Dr. Ermelinda Gomes, paediatrician With just one doctor for every 35,000 persons, and with the nearest health center at 25 kilometers’ distance on average, the health system in Mozambique continues to face challenges in addressing the health needs of the…, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Children in Mozambique, Because there is not a lot of water, children go to the river and this puts our health at risk. Domingo Sarmento Collette, community councilor Like in most of the developing world, small towns in Mozambique are growing fast. This is in part thanks to rapid economic growth, as well as migration and natural population growth. But rapid expansion has…, Invisible Children, These children don’t need charity, they need dignity. Ricardo Moresse Invisible Children explores the disability challenge in Mozambique, and meets children and their families, as well as activists such as Ricardo Moresse, head of the Mozambican Forum of Disability Associations, who is working to build the country’s capacity for inclusive…, Too Young To Marry, I think that we should all wait for the right moment, at least until our 20s, before we get pregnant. Alice Velemo Nhancume, 15, mother of 4-month old baby Child marriage is a form of violence. In Mozambique more than half of girls are married before turning 18.  Reports confirm that 38% of teenagers are already mothers or pregnant with their…