Who we are

Different stakeholders are involved in the project. Implementers, technical advisors, funders, national authorities and Mozambican civil society.

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Logo: handicap international

Handicap International

Handicap International is an independent humanitarian organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work tirelessly alongside vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

In Mozambique, Handicap International promotes the access of people with disabilities and vulnerable groups to their rights, especially to an inclusive society and to social participation, by focusing on three interlinked actions: advancing their access to health and socio-economic opportunities, reducing risks and enhancing capacities of response to crises.

www.handicap-international.org / info@hi-moz.org

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Logo: Unicef

UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We work together with government and a variety of partners to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

In Mozambique, UNICEF focuses on the most vulnerable children. We rally around critical and well-defined priority areas, all in the best interests of children and families, and to maximise positive and long-term development for all children in Mozambique.

www.unicef.org.mz / Facebook / Twitter

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logo: UE

European Union

The European Union (EU) is a global player and one of the main development actors in the world, promoting European core values of peace, security, sustainable development, poverty reduction, and human rights worldwide. The EU-Mozambique development strategy for 2014-2020 includes as one of the strategic objectives the reinforcement of poverty alleviation through sustainable and inclusive growth, income redistribution, and the promotion of social stability, in line with the Government of Mozambique National Development Plan´s priorities.

Since 2015, the EU Delegation to Mozambique has been supporting Handicap International to consolidate and expand the SIOAS (Information, Orientation and Social Support Services), in line with its engagement to support the social inclusion of vulnerable and marginalised groups and the II Social Protection National Strategy (II ENSSB). This is an expansion of a previous pilot project, also EU and UNICEF funded, "City & Disability" (2009-2013) which allowed to test a new model of services of information, orientation and social support, strengthening social services in Maputo and Matola. In the final evaluation positive results were found for the lives of people with disabilities and their families and more awareness of Mozambican society on the rights of people with disabilities.

www.eeas.europa.eu / Facebook

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logo: mgcas

Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action (MGCAS)

The Ministry has been created by Presidential Decree n.º 13/2005, 4th of February, with the aim of defining national policies and plans for emancipation and development of women as well as coordination and implementation of basic social protection measures for the most vulnerable target groups.

MGCAS supports the SIOAS as a local model for effective National Basic Social Security Strategy implementation. INAS (National Institute of Social Action) is mandated by MGCAS to implement the Direct Social Action Program

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logo: RAVIM

RAVIM

RAVIM (Landmine Victims Assistance Network) is the only Mozambican organization dedicated to providing support and comfort to Mozambique’s landmine victims. RAVIM is a key player in Mozambique for advocacy and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities, particularly landmine victims. RAVIM has been very active to support the development of the National Action Plan for Landmine victims.

In the “City and Disability” project, RAVIM has carried out along with Handicap International the initial local assessment, and remains involved in the management of SIOAS’ mobile teams.

vitimasminas@gmail.com