Human Rights and Good Governance
Norway has a focus on promoting respect for human rights, good governance and strengthening of the civil society.
There are serious discrepancies between men and women’s access to land, employment, education, health and legal rights in Mozambique. Child marriage, domestic violence, HIV and AIDS and the high percentage of female headed households in the poorest segments of society are among the main mechanisms which reproduce gender inequity in Mozambique. Read more
Mozambique' democracy is young. The transition from a war-ridden country to today's politically stable Mozambique is remarkable. However, there are still considerable challenges related to good governance, like the issues of transparency, corruption and checks-and-balances in society. Read more
Being one of the poorest countries in the world, it is a considerable challenge for the government of Mozambique to provide basic service delivery in order for the population to enjoy basic human rights such as health and education. However, some of the most serious violations of human rights in Mozambique are believed to take place within the justice sector, in the police, the legal system Read more