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Published: April 27, 2022
Beira, Mozambique. On the 20 and 21 of April 2022 a Sharing Event took place in Mozambique, where in total 60 participants shared and discussed different aspects of reaction, combat and prevention of gender-based violence and feminist policies. The event was a big success and we hope, that more events like this will follow!
LeMuSiCa, a Mozambican partner of HORIZONT3000 that works in the area of woman and child rights, organized together with the team of HORIZONT3000 Mozambique this event. The Event was sponsored by the knowledge management program of HORIZONT3000, called KNOW-HOW3000, and “Brot fuer die Welt”.
The range of participants were broad: People from the government, that work in that area, were invited, as well as two famous feminists from Maputo (Graça Samo and Nzira de Deus). Moreover, feminists and NGOs from the central region of Mozambique were present in the event. The media was invited as well to spread the information and importance of that meeting throughout the county.
During the two days, experiences about gender-based violence in Mozambique, were shared and discussed. The conclusion was, that all over the country, there still exist many challenges to receive gender equality due to various reasons. The event was characterised by interesting speeches, lively discussions, a touching theatre play as well as storytelling of women, that were victims of gender-based violence.
In the end of the event, a group work was done, where the participants joined ideas and suggestions, how the situation can be improved in the future and which actions must be taken.
“The event was a complete success. I received a lot of positive feedback; our support in the psychosocial area was asked by various participants and HORIZONT3000 as well as LeMuSiCa were able to increase their visibility and show how gender work is done in the province of Manica.”
Comment Achia Camal, Coordenator of LeMuSiCa
“We were able to bring together important figures in the fight against GBV and for gender equality. First and unique was the very inspiring and motivating visit of Graça Samo and Nzira de Deus from Maputo and the Feminist network of the whole central region of Mozambique. I am happy that many contacts were made and hope for increased future cooperation.”
Comment Astrid Bliem, Technical Advisor HORIZONT3000 at LeMuSiCa
“It was a pleasure for me to organize with my team and LeMuSiCa this Event. I realised, that there still exist many barriers for gender equality in Mozambique. However, I am optimistic that with the strength and will of each of us we will get there!”
Comment Mareen Zeitelhofer, Technical Advisor HORIZONT3000