Open the menu

Mozambique

Handicap International works in Mozambique to promote access to quality education for children with disabilities. The organisation also supports the inclusion of marginalised and disabled people in society by building the capacities of two information, referral and social support centres that help people with disabilities access social protection mechanisms.

Share

Handicap International works in Mozambique to promote access to quality education for children with disabilities. The organisation also supports the inclusion of marginalised and disabled people in society by building the capacities of two information, referral and social support centres that help people with disabilities access social protection mechanisms.
Handicap International works in Mozambique to promote access to quality education for children with disabilities. The organisation also supports the inclusion of marginalised and disabled people in society by building the capacities of two information, referral and social support centres that help people with disabilities access social protection mechanisms.

Our actions

Handicap International works to improve people with disabilities’ access to social and health services in peri-urban areas, where there are very high levels of poverty. In order to achieve this goal it supports local services, in particular those dedicated to children, and provides them with training to ensure the needs of people with disabilities and their families are better taken into consideration. It also runs an information, referral and social support system managed by disabled people's organisations with the aim of facilitating access to these services.

The organisation also works to improve the education of children with disabilities. It assesses the training needs of teachers and provides additional inclusive education training modules. Handicap International also supports two social action centres to provide people with disabilities with more relevant information on their rights.

Areas of work

Latest stories

  • Explosive weapons

Police officers receive training on demining techniques

Since November 2014, Handicap International has been training Mozambique’s police force in basic techniques for neutralising explosive devices. This is…
  • Explosive weapons

Mozambique declared mine-free: Handicap International hails major achievement

Mozambique was officially declared mine-free today. Handicap International, one of the country’s main mine action organisations, hailed the announcement…
  • Inclusion

Fair n Square - Inclusion

Together with UNICEF, our team in Mozambique have produced this great website to raise awareness about inclusion. It includes case studies and a nifty short…

Change a life

Background

Since the 1992 peace agreements which ended 25 years of civil war, Mozambique has experienced a phase of political, economic and administrative reform. The country is rapidly turning around.

The country's economic growth is strongly supported by the international community and private investment, in a favourable political climate. At the end of 2004, the departure of president Chissano who had been in power since 1986, led to political reorganisation. However, this change was illusory with the victory of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), which has held power in the country since its independence in 1975.

The government is doing all it can to reduce its dependence on international aid. Nevertheless, the most significant obstacles to establishing stable growth remain the extremely rapid spread of HIV/AIDS, the worrying sanitary situation and the very poor level of education.

Mozambique was, until very recently, one of the most heavily mine-polluted countries in the world. Mines and explosive remnants of war are a direct threat to populations. They also hinder agriculture and the construction of infrastructure (roads, power lines, railways etc.), and limit the circulation of goods and people. Tourist development and foreign investment are also impacted. By signing up to the Ottawa Treaty in 1998, the government committed to ridding the country of mines before 2014. They won that battle in 2015, partly thanks to Handicap International’s work in aid of mine victims and the organisation’s past demining actions.

Key figures Mozambique - Handicap International
Key figures Mozambique - Handicap International
WHERE your support HELPS

Partners

  • Assessing the needs of mine victims

    •  Rede para Assistência às Vitimas de Minas (RAVIM)
    •  Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare
    •  Ministry of Health

    Assistance to mine victims

    •  Mine victim assistance network
    •  Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, and National institute of social action
    •  Ministry of Labour and National institute of Employment and vocational training
    •  Ministry of Health

    Resilience and social protection

    •  Rede para Assistência às Vítimas de Minas (RAVIM)
    •  Ministries of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, of Health and their regional divisions and districts
    •  Municipalities