Mozambique vows to continue empowering women

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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said on Tuesday that the government will continue to prioritize its actions leading to the improvement of women’s social status, through strategies and programs implemented by public and private institutions.

Nyusi was speaking to the nation in a message on the National Women’s Day, which is celebrated annually on April 7 in Mozambique, from the presidency of the republic in Maputo.

“Our government’s commitment to greater investment in the education of girls, through improving their professional qualifications for their safe reintegration in the job market, allows that each year there are more women with various professions that help develop the country,” said the president.

Nyusi said that Mozambican women have played a fundamental role in the formation of new generations, in the promotion of moral values, peace and social justice.

Apart from the advances achieved over the years, the president admitted that Mozambique still has a long way to go so that “Mozambican women feel protected and able to contribute to collective efforts for the development of the country.”

Women’s rights should be promoted in an energetic way and one of the challenges is to combat domestic violence without hesitation, said the president.

This year’s Women’s Day was not celebrated as usual, due to the state-of-emergency measures taken to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.