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Actions & Results of ActionAid Mozambique in Brief (Quarter 2, 2013)

 

  • Annual girls' conference: 65 girls from 20 schools met to discuss ideas and share experiences around sexual abuse and violence against girls. The conference, organised by ActionAid, is part of the campaign to stop sexual abuse and violence against girls in schools and the wider community. 

 

  • Promoting education for all: 33 school council members from 16 schools attended democratic school governance training, which will help them promote an environment that is conducive to quality education. 

 

  • Informal to formal education: Seven Reflect participants (five women) passed the national education system examinations for Grade 5 with good marks. This is the result of our lobbying of the Ministry of Education to allow informal education participants to sit examinations if they wish to do so, thus giving them the right to education they were denied as children. 

 

  • Training police officers: 30 police officers attended training in domestic violence law, sexual abuse prevention and child rights, where they learnt how to: recognise crime patterns; work with victims and their families; deal with perpetrators; and coordinate with other law enforcement agencies to protect women and girls.