May 30, 2024

HELPCODE Gender-Based Violence Safety Audit Report – Diaca e Cimento – Mocimboa da Praia Cabo Delgado, Mozambique – March 2024 [EN/PT] – Mozambique



I.) Introduction and Background

Plan International and HelpCode are collaborating on a two-year ECHO-funded Education in Emergency (EiE) and child protection project in Cabo Delgado.

Within the framework of child protection risk reduction strategies and mainstreaming of gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response in the implementation districts, four GBV safety audits were conducted after six months of physical implementation of child protection case management and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities.

This particular report concerns the district of Mocimboa da Praia in Cabo Delgado province, specifically the communities of Cimento and Diaca.Helpcode supports the consortium in specific case management and the implementation of MHPSS group and individual activities (levels 2 and 3) in selected communities where children and their families are found.

The Mocimboa da Praia district is one of the areas hardest hit by displacement. People are returning from IDP camps in hopes of better living conditions and improved security in their villages. Public systems and services, already overburdened, need support to ensure the most vulnerable families throughout the district receive services. Mocimboa da Praia is also experiencing new attacks by Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) in late 2023 and early 2024. Cimento is a district within the Mocimboa Vila district where the Consortium is supporting a primary school and an outdoor Child Friendly Space (CFS) for children. Diaka, on the other hand, is located 40km away from the district headquarters and is a separate administrative district. Public systems face even greater challenges to reach this community where a physical CFS has been built.

For these reasons, these areas have been selected as locations for EiE activities facilitated by Plan, supporting local schools attended by both the community and IDPs, as well as providing support with child protection interventions by Helpcode.

The safety audits aim to identify and mitigate the risks of GBV, particularly as it pertains to girls, in the communities where the project has a physical presence.


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