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Latest items for Mozambique

Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, D R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2008 Law on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking of People criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of 16 to 20 years’ imprisonment. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. The law did not, however, establish the use of force, fraud, or coercion as an essential element of the crime, as is consistent with thedefinition of trafficking under international law" (346).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The anti-trafficking law required police protection for victims who participated as witnesses in criminal proceedings against traffickers, but the government did not report any victims utilizing these services. Although Mozambican law provided for temporary residency status or legal alternatives to the removal of foreign victims to countries where they might face hardship or retribution, the government did not use this provision during the reporting period" (346).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Mozambique, and traffickers exploit victims from Mozambique abroad. The use of forced child labor occurs in agriculture, mining, and market vending in rural areas, often with the complicity of family members. Traffickers lure voluntary migrants, especially women and girls from rural areas, from neighboring countries to cities in Mozambique or South Africa with promises of employment or education, and then exploit those victims in domestic servitude and sex trafficking. Mozambican girls are exploited in bars, roadside clubs, overnight stopping points, and restaurants along the southern transport corridor that links Maputo with Eswatini and South Africa...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Mozambique does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Mozambique remained on Tier 2. These efforts included investigating and prosecuting more trafficking cases, training more front-line responders across the country, including labor inspectors for the first time, and robust awareness-raising efforts targeting multiple segments of society in both urban and rural areas. The government also helped facilitate family reunification and reintegration for at least 12 child trafficking victims. The government did not, however, meet the minimum standards in several key areas. The...more
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 3, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

One aspect of polygamous marriages that influences succession and inheritance practices is the hierarchy that exists among wives. The first wife, also called the great wife, is regarded as the woman with most power and privileges in the family. According to the data gathered during the fieldwork, in the central provinces of Manica and Zambézia this means that the first son of the first wife would be considered the principal heir of his father’s possessions the children of other wives dependent on his willingness to share. In Gaza province in the south, however, the power of the first wife and her offspring seems to be more symbolical. It was reported...more
Aug. 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"With respect to polygamous marriages, the government’s most recent report to CEDAW indicated that it had amended the law to provide equal inheritance rights to all wives" (1)
Aug. 3, 2019, 7:26 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: PW-LAW-1, PW-DATA-1, POLY-LAW-1

"Polygamy is a customary practice commonly accepted in Mozambique, even though it is legally prohibited. There are no statistical data, because this practice is legally recognized, but we are conscious that in rural areas this practice abounds. And we also know that the second, third and even fourth woman has no legal rights and protection whatsoever" (63)
Aug. 3, 2019, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"In Mozambique, polygamy is neither sanctioned nor outlawed, but a man may only register one wife, thereby excluding additional wives from property entitlements" (10)
Aug. 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: PW-LAW-1, PW-DATA-1

"Although Article 16(2) of the Family Law formally states that marriage is monogamous, polygamous marriages are widely practised" (para 21)
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for conviction range from two to eight years’ imprisonment if the victim is 12 years of age or older and 20 to 24 years’ imprisonment if the victim is under 12. Conviction of abuse of a spouse or unmarried partner may be punishable by one to two years’ imprisonment or longer if another crime is also applicable" (p. 14).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 15).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law against trafficking in persons, which includes forced labor, prescribes penalties of 16 to 20 years’ imprisonment for conviction of human trafficking, but no cases of forced labor were prosecuted during the year" (p. 22).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"By law the minimum age to marry for both genders is 18. Legal permission to marry at age 16 may be granted with parental consent" (p. 17).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Some NGOs provided health care, counseling, and vocational training to children, primarily girls, engaged in prostitution" (p. 17).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"FGM/C existed in the country, but NGOs and the government concurred that the incidence was low for girls and women" (p. 15).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs remained concerned that certain male teachers used their authority to coerce female students into sex. For example, in July police arrested six teachers and coaches for allegedly entering a dormitory and having sex with students at the Gaza School Games. The teachers were arrested several days after the incident, but they had yet to be charged by year’s end" (p. 17).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 14).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"The penal code does not allow victims to drop charges for rape if they marry the perpetrator" (p. 14).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (p. 17).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The practice of “purification,” whereby a widow is obligated to have unprotected sex with a member of her deceased husband’s family, continued, particularly in rural areas, despite campaigns against it" (p. 15).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 14). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16 for boys and girls" (p. 17).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is obtained by birth within the country or birth to at least one Mozambican citizen parent outside the country" (p. 16).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-2

"Child prostitution appeared to be most prevalent in Maputo, Nampula, Beira, border towns, and at overnight stopping points along key transportation routes" (p. 17).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"There is no legislation on sexual harassment in public places outside of schools. By law a teacher who abuses or sexually harasses a student through orders, threats, or coercion may be fined up to twenty times the teacher’s salary" (p. 15).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for conviction range from two to eight years’ imprisonment if the victim is 12 years of age or older and 20 to 24 years’ imprisonment if the victim is under 12" (p. 14).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Tuition-free education is compulsory through primary school (grades one to seven)" (p. 16).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The MGGAS appraisal of the Economic and Social Plan (PES) of 2014 indicates an increase in coverage, between 2013 and 2015, from 286,013 to 338,219 vulnerable households. This corresponds to a net increase of 52,206 households (AF). The number of new entrants in 2014 was of 53,021 AF, being 30,406 households chaired by women. Elder women were 27,581 of the 47,825 households chaired by elder women. As for the households chaired by disabled people, the coverage was of 3,715 people of which 49% are women" (24). "The Government implements programs to secure the rights of disabled women and promote access to education, information and health services, including sexual and reproductive...more