Mozambique CEDAW Shadow Report

Sex workers in Mozambique experience high levels and multiple forms of violence. Despite constant dialogue with the Government, the police act as protectors of sex workers, but they can also be perpetrators of violence. The relationship between sex workers and health unit professionals can also be problematic. This shadow report, submitted by sex worker-led Mozambican organisation Tiyane Vavasate Association during the 73rd CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2019, highlights these issues.

Contents include:

  • Executive summary
  • Violation of sex workers’ rights by healthcare professionals
  • Violation of sex workers’ rights by police
  • Impact of legislative ambiguity
  • Need for Equal Protection
  • Recommendations

You can download this 7-page document above. It is available in English and Portugese.

Funding from PITCH through the Free Space process supported the development of this Shadow Report and the participation of a country team of sex workers to the 73rd CEDAW session.