Diffusion of the documentary "WOMAN" in Maputo

During the month of June (from June 6 to 27) several screenings of the documentary WOMAN were held on the outskirts of the city of Maputo, specifically in the neighborhoods surrounding Malhazine (Magoanine A, Bagamoio and George Dimitrov).

Social Determinants of Health

"One day I saw my stepfather beating my mother and I went to denounce the neighborhood chief and that's why the stepfather kicked me out of the house."

In total, 6 screening sessions of the documentary "WOMAN" were held at the facilities of the Hixikanwe association, followed by a debate on the aspects that the documentary portrays, on the violence suffered by women from different social strata in the city of Maputo. A total of 894 people participated in these sessions, including women, children, adolescents, and the elderly. The interest of the debate was the understanding and perception of different generations of women about the impact of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in their lives and in their community. The debate was translated into the local language by volunteer activists from the organization.

This activity was carried out within the framework of the project "Contribute to the defense, guarantee and exercise of a life free of violence for the Women of Maputo. PHASE III”, thanks to the collaboration agreement between medicusmundi, Fórum Mulher and Associação Hixikanwe, for the promotion of women's rights and the fight against Gender-based Violence (GBV).

Project "Contribute to the defense, guarantee and exercise of a life free of violence for the women of Maputo - Phase 3", financed by the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD)

The women recognized themselves in the aspects raised by the documentary and during the debate some issues were highlighted:

  •           Violence against women does not depend on social status, nor on whether the woman is poor or rich, it crosses all social classes.
  •           The need for women to share the violence to which they are subjected allows for greater cohesion among them. Sharing between different generations (adolescents, youth, adults and the elderly) is a factor of mutual support.
  •           The economic dependence of women and children on their husbands or fathers inhibits reporting.

The projection of the documentary was a complete success, since the Hixikanwe Association received new requests for its projection in other neighborhoods and communities. In this sense, they will take advantage of the day of internal activities to continue with the projection of the documentary.