Women and Drought in Southern Mozambique: More Responsibilities, Less Power, and Increased Vulnerabilities

No. of pages: 1

Publication date: 2017

Author: UNFPA ESARO

Publisher: UNFPA ESARO

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This study looks at the gendered impact of the 2016 drought in southern Mozambique, specifically the ways in which it affected women and girls. It is beneficial for those wishing to better inform their policy and programmes targeting women and girls in southern Mozambique, as well as other similar drought-affected areas.

Key findings include that young women have become increasingly exposed to early and unwanted pregnancies, child marriage, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Exposure to HIV and STIs is on the rise, along with unwanted and early pregnancy and maternal death, due to compromised personal hygiene and the prevalence of transactional sex.