Country / Region profile of: Mozambique

At the end of the civil war in 1992, the Government in Mozambique introduced significant reforms to improve the status of women in the country, including changes to family and land law. However, women’s position continues to be undermined as a result of the prevalence of discriminatory attitudes and practices. Mozambique ranks 29 out of 144 countries listed on the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Mozambique has not ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In 2017, $103 million was spent by Mozambique on its military. Currently, Mozambique does not have a NAP and acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 21 April 1997. However, despite this, the provisions of CEDAW are often violated in law and practice. These violations are most apparent in areas of women's property and inheritance rights due to ignorance of the law and social stigmas.

"Where women have no rights there are no human rights." - Luisa Diogo


$ 103,000,000
Military expenditure
Mozambique spends USD$103,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Landmine detection
This amount could strengthen women's physical security by funding local programmes that use African giant pouched rats to detect landmines in Mozambique.
NAP 1325
Mozambique does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Mozambique made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2017.