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  UN Women Mozambique in partnership with Plan International organized a dialogue with ten adolescent girls from the provinces of Inhambane Nampula and Cabo Delgado at its Maputo office as part of Plan International Mozambique s Eu Amanh I Tomorrow campaign This is a program inspired by the global Girls for Equality campaign which aims to create a space where girls can amplify their voices and improve knowledge in various areas as well as learn from the people who inspire them The overall goal of the campaign is to ensure that every girl and young woman has power over her own life and can shape the world around her A world free from discrimination harassment and violence In Mozambique it is engaging adolescent girls aged 15 17 enrolled in middle and upper secondary school in a series of activities including high level meetings and visits to key institutions where girls can express their concerns and aspirations for Her future The adolescents came from different provinces of the country including Nampula and Cabo Delgado the northern region of the country and Inhambane which has faced an unprecedented political crisis that affects the entire economy peace and stability of the country Thousands of women and girls are affected by ongoing crises which have only exacerbated gender related barriers such as gender based violence and discrimination restrictions on education limited livelihood options and exclusion participation in public life including adolescent dropout Girls The main intentions and investments of UN Women in northern Mozambique are focused on generating a gendered humanitarian response to meet the needs of the most vulnerable women and girls The dialogue took place at a crucial moment in which intergenerational solidarity and the need for collective efforts among all generations to achieve the SDGs are necessary to leave no one behind Participants asked questions and expressed their aspirations for their future highlighting the challenges that women and girls continue to face when it comes to access to education and economic freedom As a result of the dialogue and lessons shared by UN Women and its mandate girls are better equipped to confidently exercise their own human rights and those of others in their role as young role models in their communities
Engaging youth for gender equality and leadership in Mozambique

1 UN Women Mozambique, in partnership with Plan International, organized a dialogue with ten adolescent girls from the provinces of Inhambane, Nampula and Cabo Delgado at its Maputo office as part of Plan International Mozambique’s “Eu Amanhã” (I, Tomorrow) campaign.

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3 This is a program inspired by the global Girls for Equality campaign, which aims to create a space where girls can amplify their voices and improve knowledge in various areas, as well as learn from the people who inspire them.

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4 The overall goal of the campaign is to ensure that every girl and young woman has power over her own life and can shape the world around her.

5 A world free from discrimination, harassment and violence.

6 In Mozambique, it is engaging adolescent girls aged 15-17, enrolled in middle and upper secondary school, in a series of activities, including high-level meetings and visits to key institutions where girls can express their concerns and aspirations for Her future.

7 The adolescents came from different provinces of the country, including Nampula and Cabo Delgado, the northern region of the country, and Inhambane, which has faced an unprecedented political crisis that affects the entire economy, peace and stability of the country.

8 Thousands of women and girls are affected by ongoing crises, which have only exacerbated gender-related barriers such as gender-based violence and discrimination, restrictions on education, limited livelihood options and exclusion.

9 participation in public life, including adolescent dropout.

10 Girls.

11 The main intentions and investments of UN Women in northern Mozambique are focused on generating a gendered humanitarian response to meet the needs of the most vulnerable women and girls.

12 The dialogue took place at a crucial moment in which intergenerational solidarity and the need for collective efforts among all generations to achieve the SDGs are necessary to leave no one behind.

13 Participants asked questions and expressed their aspirations for their future, highlighting the challenges that women and girls continue to face when it comes to access to education and economic freedom.

14 As a result of the dialogue and lessons shared by UN Women and its mandate, girls are better equipped to confidently exercise their own human rights and those of others in their role as young role models in their communities.

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