Plan International has been operating in Mozambique since 2006. We ensure that marginalised children and young people realise their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the development of their communities.
To achieve our goals, we put children’s rights at the centre of our work and partner with like-minded organisations to influence our country’s decision makers.
Mozambique has among the highest rates of child marriage and teenage pregnancy in the world. These issues are driven by social norms that prevent girls from realising their rights and they contribute to a lack of education and poor economic opportunities for girls and young women in the country.
In response, our priorities in Mozambique include:
- Safe, quality education
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Skills training and job opportunities
- Youth leadership and participation in society
We currently work in the provinces of Inhambane and Nampula. In Inhambane we work in the districts of Jangamo, Govuro and Homoine. In Nampula we work in the districts of Nampula City, Rapale, Mogovolas and Moma.
COVID-19: Sexual and reproductive health needs must be prioritised
Girls and young women have the right to sexual and reproductive health services, despite government restrictions of movement. Advocate Lucilene, 16, from Mozambique shares her fears for girls during COVID-19.
Education in Emergencies after Cyclone Idai
Education is always the most under-funded sector in an emergency, and we are urging the national government-led response and international donors to ensure this time it is different. We plan to work with the respective governments to ensure the consideration of education in the Cyclone Idai emergency response, particularly the need to build back better.