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Rede da Criança is a network of 59 national and international organisations committed to the welfare of children living in difficult circumstances in Mozambique. Its objectives are to improve the joint impact of its members in their realisation of social and educational programmes, resource mobilisation and public sensitisation and advocacy for the rights and needs of children.

Rede da Criança

Contact: Ms. Amelia Fernanda
Phone: +258 21 314214, +258 21 314215
Address: Rua das Flores, 52, Bairro Central, Maputo


Exploitation of children in prostitution is a rising issue in Maputo, Beira, Chimoio, Tete, and Nacala, which have highly mobile populations and large numbers of truck drivers.

Mozambique is a source, transit, and, to a lesser extent, destination country for children subjected to trafficking for labour and sexual purposes. Mozambican girls are trafficked mainly in Angola, Italy, and Portugal.

In April 2016, the Republic of Mozambique launched a National Strategy to Prevent and Combat Child Marriage.


Disrupting Harm: Mozambique

Year: 2022

ECPAT International
Mozambique – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014



News from Mozambique


Age of Consent


Age of sexual consent is 12 years. The national legislation does not provide for a close-in-age exemption.

DH Legal Analysis Mozambique, 2020

Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritoriality is provided for all crimes as long as the offender is in Mozambique. Double criminality is required. Passive extraterritoriality is not provided for.

Extradition requires double criminality and minimum gravity of one year of imprisonment. Mozambican nationals cannot be extradited unless they obtained the nationality after committing the offence.

DH Legal Analysis Mozambique, 2020

CSAM Definition


The national legislation does not provide a specific definition of CSAM.

DH Legal Analysis Mozambique, 2020

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National Commitments


Mozambique has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Mozambique has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the AU Convention on Cyber Security.

Mozambique has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

DH Legal Analysis Mozambique, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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