The Government of Canada announced funding of USD 186 million to support Mozambique’s direct response to the fight against the pandemic, as well as mitigate secondary impacts in health systems, education and the increasing vulnerability of women and girls to gender-based violence and child marriage. In a press release, the Minister of International Cooperation, Karina Gould, says that her country has been supporting Mozambique in mitigating the impact in several sectors, including sexual and reproductive health rights. “Canada supports Mozambicans through programs that increase access and reduce barriers to family planning services, empower girls to reduce child marriage and early pregnancy and provide comprehensive sex education in schools”, defends the minister , cited in the document. “As the world continues to face the pandemic, it has become clear that women and girls are being disproportionately affected by it, resulting in an increase in gender-based violence and child marriage and a decrease in access to education. “, he stressed. (Marta Afonso) Source: Carta de Moçambique

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