48% of girls are married by their 18th birthday.
1/3 of the population does not have access to sufficient food.
49% of adults can’t read and write.
What we do in Mozambique
Through our work supporting farming associations, ActionAid helps thousands of women to access and control the land they work on, and increase the amount of food they produce.
We train women in sustainable farming methods, enabling them to plant diverse and resilient crops that will grow throughout the year and boost their income.
We also support families who have been affected by floods by providing emergency food supplies, shelter, and seeds to replant crops.
Supporting women’s rights and ending violence
ActionAid works with women’s groups, police officers, teachers and students to raise awareness of the dangers of harmful traditional practices, and to reinforce the protection of women and girls in their everyday lives – at home, in school, at work on public transport and in market places.
We support thousands of women and girls, offering workshops on how to identify and report incidences of violence and to follow-up with local courts and tribunals.
To improve education opportunities for women, we support groups where they can learn to read and write. These groups also play a fundamental role in raising adults’ awareness of the barriers to children getting an education, and come up with ways in which children – particularly girls - could be encouraged to return to school.
We also train and support school councils which bring together children, parents, teachers and the wider community to tackle issues like drop-out rates and making schools safe for girls.