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25.11.2020
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Gender Social Determinants of Health (SDH)

medicusmundi launches campaign under the ‘16 Days of Activism’ initiative

Forcing someone to do sexual favours in exchange for food, material goods, passing a grade or a job promotion is criminal.

Nearly a third of Mozambican women suffer from violence. Sexual harassment, rape, sexual exploitation and premature unions are the main crimes of which they are victims. These acts, which jeopardize women's health, their individual integrity and freedom, must be denounced. For this reason, medicusmundi, member of the Alliance for Health, has started a new campaign in yet another "16 Days of Activism" initiative, with several other partners, to end violence against women and girls in Mozambique.

This campaign consists of the dissemination of 4 radio spots, 4 television spots, brochures and posters that address rape, sexual exploitation and harassment, as well as premature unions.

Let's protect women and children in our communities!

Almost everyone knows stories of sexual harassment in their community or neighbourhood, but how often do they report them? Forcing someone to do sexual favours in exchange for food, material goods, passing a grade or a job promotion is criminal. For this reason, this campaign advocates, fundamentally, that we do not remain silent! Let's protect women and children in our communities!

This campaign is an initiative of medicusmundi, in partnership with Fórum Mulher, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, with support from the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD).