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Early marriages are now a crime in Mozambique

The new law early marriages perpetrators will be punished with up to 12 years in prison. One in two girls is married off before her 18th birthday making child marriage of one of the main drivers of child vulnerability in the country.  

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Limited access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities, insufficient and/or irregular supplies of food and poor hygiene practices put many children at risk, physically, every day. At the same time, low literacy levels coupled with high rates of child abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence make it difficult for many children to live life to their fullest, achieve their dreams and prepare for their future.

Our teams of dedicated development professionals have been working in Mozambique since 1983 to build a better world for children, their families and their communities. We partner with parents, like-minded organizations, faith leaders and the government to address the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in order to build a better world for all children in Mozambique.

28.6 million

Population, total


Capital City

13.2 billion

GDP (current US$)