Plan International has been operating in Mozambique since 2006. We ensure marginalised children and young people realise their full potential and contribute significantly to the development of their communities.
To achieve our goals, we place the rights of the child at the centre of our work and partner with like-minded organisations to influence the country's decision makers.
Mozambique has one of the highest rates of child marriage and teenage pregnancy in the world. These issues are related to structural drivers of poverty as well as harmful social norms that prevent girls from realising their rights, including access to quality education and economic opportunities.
In response, our priorities in Mozambique include:
Safe and quality education
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Climate change adaptation and resilience building
Economic empowerment for youth, in particular adolescent girls and women
- Youth leadership and participation in society
We are currently working in the provinces of Sofala, Inhambane and Nampula. In Sofala, we work in Búzi and Nhamatanda districts. In Inhambane, we are working in the districts of Jangamo, Govuro, Panda and Homoine. In Nampula, we are working in the city of Nampula and districts of Rapale, Mogovolas, Meconta and Moma.
Rapid Gender Analysis on the Conflict in Cabo Delgado
This analysis is based on information collected in 4 resettlement centers in Nampula and Cabo Delgado Provinces and focuses on the abuses of girls' rights suffered as a result of the conflict in Mozambique.
Cabo Delgado conflict disrupts families' access to food
Isabel, 26, is among many mothers who are struggling to provide for their families having been forced from their homes by violence in Cabo Delgado.
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.