Birth registration is a fundamental human right as it is the legal recognition of a person’s existence and establishes identity, citizenship and family ties. In Mozambique it is also the basis for acquiring a national identity card, which in turn is required for establishing a bank account and for accessing the social security system, among other things.
Camilo Ernesto Antonio, 16 years, is an example of where a strong passion for sports and great talent in athletics can take a young Mozambican: he was recently selected to represent his district, Mossurize, at the Provincial School Games. This is his story...http://www.unicef.org/mozambique/resources_13065.html
Hortência Daniela is a lucky girl. She is a first grade student at the EPC Parta Primary School in Angoche, Nampula, and already participating in Physical education and sports classes. “I like to play banana and entrada,” says Hotência mentioning some of her favourite traditional games, which she and her friends use to play during Physical Education classes. Read more www.unicef.org/mozambique/resources_13063.html
It's our duty to safeguard both boys and girls from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. Children face a wide range of protection issues in Mozambique. Physical and sexual violence, early marriage, child labour and child trafficking continue to be prevalent. Learn more at www.unicef.org.mz/cpd/chapters.php?chapter=cp5_5
Meet the lucky babies who were the first to get the pneumococcal vaccine launched nationwide in Mozambique today: Omar Manuel (l) and Leonor Maxaeia (r), both 2-months old. "Vaccinating your children will greatly improve their health," said Leonor's mother. We agree, don't you?
UNICEF Mozambique wishes a Happy Father's Day to all Mozambican fathers. Today we celebrate #FathersDay in Mozambique, it is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in children's lives. In What Ways Did Your Father Influence Your Life?
Can you imagine not being allowed to go to school because your birth wasn’t registered? Around half of all births worldwide are not registered. Without a birth certificate, a child may not be able to access vital healthcare and education, which will increase their chance of surviving and thriving.
In Mozambique, every second girl is married before the age of 18 (52%, MICS 2008) and 18% of girls are married before the age of 15 years (MICS 2008).
During the National Health Week there will also be free birth registration of children.
Child marriage ENDANGERS girls. Child brides experience a higher incidence of domestic violence, marital abuse (including physical, sexual or psychological abuse) and abandonment.