Country Mozambique
Year 2007
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 121 of the Constitution adopted in 2004, and amended in 2007, includes the following provisions: 

1. All children have the right to protection from the family, from society and from the State, having in mind their full development.
2. Children, in particular orphans and disabled and abandoned children, shall be protected by the family, by society and by the State against all forms of discrimination, ill treatment and the abusive use of authority within the family and in other institutions.
3. Children shall not be discriminated against on the grounds of their birth, nor shall they be subjected to ill treatment.
4. Child labour shall be prohibited, whether the children are of compulsory school going age or any other age.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Mozambique 2004 (amended in 2007), UN Women Constitutional Database

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