Archive for August 3rd, 2017

03/08/2017

“Nweti”, a Light in the Dark for Women Suffering Violence in Mozambique

Human Wrongs Watch

By Oxfam*

Nweti means “moon” in Changana, a Bantu language spoken in the southern Provinces of Gaza, Inhambane and Maputo, in Mozambique. It implies a light in the night, a sign of hope, something that can help bring people out of the darkness.

Virginia Machuene is a survivor of domestic violence; she says the efforts of civil society are helping reduce violence in her community. Photo by Brett Eloff/Oxfam America
Virginia Machuene is a survivor of domestic violence; she says the efforts of civil society are helping reduce violence in her community. Photo by Brett Eloff/Oxfam America

Nweti is also the name of a well-known organization working on gender-based and domestic violence and Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health.

Active since 2003 as a regional program from Soul City Institute and as a national organization since 2007, it targets the most vulnerable communities across the country. Its meaning could not fit better for many women facing violence at home, like Virginia.

read more »

%d bloggers like this: