• UNICEF Mozambique

    "There are people that did not study and as a result are now in the streets begging. I would like to continue studying to become a role model for the children that perhaps do not value education." - Raissa(13)

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It's with great pleasure that we launch our new website - www.unicef.org.mz - that contains key information about our work for the children in Mozambique, and it's available in every screen, 24/7, with a strong focus on mobile devices and simplicity.

U-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached 1 million active users. “U-Report started out as a local innovation to help young Ugandans engage on issues that affect their lives and futures. Today, young U-reporters from 15 countries, mostly in Africa, are using it every day to voice their opinions, connect to their leaders, and help change the conditions in their communities,” said UNIC

The 2015 Children Fortnight addressed child marriage as one of the worst violations of child rights.

Painting reveals young defendor of the rights of children with disabilities.

"I joined the Child-2-Child radio programme after witnessing many injustices occurring to children in my community," said child-to-child radio programme producer Rahimatha Habiba. www.unicef.org/...

Learn more about child participation in Mozambique - www.rights.org.mz...

Participation is a human right and should be available to all children including those with disabilities. On the photo: TV presenter Leonardo at the Center for the Visually Impaired working on a computer Learn more about Child Participation at www.rights.org.mz...

One of the "fundamental rights" of children is participation. Children have the right to take part in discussions on matters that affect them - www.rights.org.mz...

UNICEF’s Communication for Development (C4D) team implements behaviour and social change communication and social mobilisation programmes through the best possible mix of mass media, mid-media, and interpersonal communication interventions - www.unicef.org.mz...

Facts for Life, is a vital set of messages that families and communities need to know to raise healthy children. UNICEF uses Facts for Life as a core communication for development framework because it gives practical advice on pregnancy, childbirth, childhood illnesses, child development, parenting, care and support of children and much, much more.

Did you know that children living in rural areas are twice as likely to be deprived of information as those living in urban areas ? In this context, UNICEF Mozambique supports several community theatre troops in media dark areas in the high priority provinces of Tete and Zambezia reaching more than 30,000 people in 2013

Community theatre refers to a participatory and interactive theatrical performance designed for audiences in urban and rural communities that aims to address specific health, nutrition, education, protection and other social issues affecting children and women. This is why UNICEF supports community theatre provincial troops in his high priority provinces of Tete and Zambezia.

UNICEF Mozambique works with remote communities, many of whom are located beyond the reach of Mozambique’s mass media networks (television, radio) and often have no access to local or community radio. The multimedia mobile units is one of Mozambique’s most successful community-based approaches, implemented by Institute of Social Communication (ICS) and supported by UNICEF in the provinces of Zambezia, Cabo Delgado, Nampula and in the seven Child Friendly School districts.

UNICEF Mozambique has been supporting the Ministry of Health since 2005 with mobile units, which have operated in most provinces in the country, including Nampula, Cabo Delgado, Tete, Zambezia, Manica, Sofala, and Gaza, reaching more than 6 million people (by end of 2012) with life-saving messages about health, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, child protection, and education.

"Working at the radio is important to me, and it has changed my life completely. We reach rural areas where people don’t have TVs so all children can listen in. Once, a child from a very remote village called the show, it made me happy to know that children from all over the country listen to the show and learn new things," says 17 year old Mércia Guambe, a young radio presenter on Radio Mozambique.

Did you know? UNICEF's large Participatory Child Rights Media Network is uniquely positioned to lead the engagement of future generations through the participation of children and young people. UNICEF has been empowering children and young people to act as change agents on child rights and advocacy activities, based on local-level needs.

Did you know that with the support of UNICEF, more than 1530 children aged 9-18 years are producing weekly, radio and television programs that cover various topics such as life skills, sexual reproductive health, prevention of sexual abuse, early marriage, HIV and AIDS, inclusion of persons with disabilities, promotion of hygiene and health and much more

Children’s rights, an important topic to be broadcast on air - www.unicef.org/... - Pictured, Pedro Junior has been a radio presenter for a year and believes his programs reach children and their families with important messages.

Did you know that at UNICEF we encourage the participation of children in society, as well as use different communication tools to inspire behavior change? All in the name of creating a better world for children. In the next two weeks, we will be highlighting these communication programs here on Pinterest.

We wish to congratulate the Rádio Comunitária Esperança do Niassa, member of FORCOM, for been selected amongst other programs of several sent by various corners of the world as the best programme addressing ending violence against women, during the 9th annual International Women’s Day Broadcast Campaign, organized by the Women’s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters. The program can be accessed at this site www2.amarc.org/

Os Direitos fundamentais da criança: + direito à Vida; + direito à Saúde; + direito à liberdade, ao Respeito e à Dignidade; + direito à Convivência Familiar e Comunitária; + direito à Educação, à Cultura, ao Desporto e ao Lazer; + protecção contra o abuso, maus tratos e exploração

UNICEF Mozambique would like to announce singer Stewart Sukuma’s appointment as its National Goodwill Ambassador. This is the first time the agency has appointed an ambassador in Mozambique, and follows six years of cooperation between the singer and UNICEF. “This engagement with UNICEF is a great honour and responsibility for me, particularly this year as I celebrate my 30 years as an artist,” said Stewart Sukuma at the appointment ceremony in Maputo.

Meet the first UNICEF’s National Goodwill Ambassador for Mozambique, Stewart Sukuma. Born in 1963 in the northern province of Niassa, Stewart Sukuma is an acclaimed and much-loved musician and television personality, known for mixing popular and traditional music, and respected for his integrity, commitment and leadership in promoting Mozambican arts and culture.

We support the Participation of children and young people. Children have the right to take part in discussions on matters that affect them. They have the right to be heard and to have their views considered. www.unicef.org/...

There are over 1,410 children who develop, produce and present radio and television programmes for children.