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Latest items for Mozambique

Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 28.2 (latest available data for 2005-2009).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 17.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Mozambique
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 167 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Approximately 100 families displaced by skirmishes between the government and Renamo in 2013 lived in the Nhataca II camp in Sofala…According to UNHCR figures released in September, the country hosted approximately 19,000 refugees and asylum seekers" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Women and girls from rural areas, as well as migrant workers from bordering countries, were lured to cities with promises of employment or education and continued to be exploited in domestic servitude and sex trafficking" (23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"Reports continued of many women expelled from their homes and abandoned by their husbands and relatives because they were HIV positive" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"With the exception of some ethnic and religious groups, the groom’s family provided a bride price to the bride’s family, usually in the form of money, livestock, or other goods, although this practice had become somewhat less common" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained widespread. According to local media reports, there were 23,659 reported instances of domestic violence in 2014. According to the World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report, 54 percent of all women reported being victims of sexual or physical abuse" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.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 human traffickers" (23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal; however, it was pervasive in business, government, and schools, and remained a societal problem" (15). "The law provides the same legal status and rights for women as men under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws; however, it does not specifically require equal pay for equal work, nor does it mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring" (16). "The law prohibits discrimination with respect to employment and occupation based on the following: race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin, citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, and HIV-positive status or having other communicable diseases" (25).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is obtained by birth in the country or birth to at least one Mozambican parent outside of Mozambique" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"Some women widowed by HIV/AIDS were accused of being witches who purposely killed their husbands to acquire belongings; as retribution, they were deprived of all possessions" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law sets the minimum age to marry for persons of both genders at 18. Legal permission to marry at age 16 may be granted with parental consent if 'circumstances of recognized public and family interest,' such as pregnancy, exist" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties 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" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Women held a relatively small proportion of private-sector salaried jobs, and they had correspondingly lower social security benefits and less access to higher-paying occupations than did men. Many worked as casual laborers or in the informal sector, primarily in subsistence agriculture" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Cultural practices continued to deprive women, especially in rural areas, of their legal right to register their child without the presence of the child’s father" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"An estimated 95 percent of women were dependent on the community or family-based (typically agricultural) economy. Many young women also engaged in transactional sex with older, wealthier men in order to survive economically" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and laws prohibit discrimination based on race, gender, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, language, HIV-positive status or having other communicable diseases, or social status, but societal discrimination remained an issue for some of these groups" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Underage girls were exploited in prostitution in bars, roadside clubs, and restaurants in border towns and overnight stopping points along the southern transport corridor that links Maputo, Swaziland, and South Africa. Child prostitution appeared to be most prevalent in Maputo, Nampula, Beira, border towns, and at overnight stopping points along key transportation routes" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The country had a high maternal mortality rate (408 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013), and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 41 due in part to poor clinical capacity for obstetric emergencies and a severe lack of doctors (1,452 for a population of approximately 25 million) and nurses, particularly in rural areas. Other reasons included poor infrastructure, a high HIV/AIDS rate, high rates of adolescent pregnancy (166 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19 between 1999 and 2012), and poor access to health-care facilities, often resulting in delays in providing medical care" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"...high rates of adolescent pregnancy (166 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19 between 1999 and 2012)..." (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The country had a high maternal mortality rate (408 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013), and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 41 due in part to poor clinical capacity for obstetric emergencies and a severe lack of doctors (1,452 for a population of approximately 25 million) and nurses, particularly in rural areas" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: WR-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 a number of campaigns against it" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a 2015 UNICEF report, nationwide 48 percent of young women ages 20-24 married before age 18. Fourteen percent of women ages 20-24 married before age 15. The highest rates of early marriage were in the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula, where 61 percent and 62 percent of women were married before age 18, respectively. In Niassa, another northern province, 24 percent of young women married before age 15, the highest rate in the country" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws, cultural practices, or traditions prevent women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-9

"Among Muslims, the bride’s family usually paid for the wedding and provided gifts" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Sexual harassment is illegal; however, it was pervasive in business, government, and schools, and remained a societal problem" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Women and girls from rural areas, as well as migrant workers from bordering countries, were lured to cities with promises of employment or education and continued to be exploited in domestic servitude and sex trafficking" (23). "NGOs reported some girls from rural areas migrated to urban centers to work as domestic help for extended family or acquaintances to settle debts where they were vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation" (24).