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Aug 6, 2019

DUSUSU Foundation Celebrates Mozambique's Ban on Girl Marriage, Opening Educational Opportunities for Over a Million Girls

The DUSUSU Foundation is proud to announce Mozambique's recent landmark decision to formally outlaw girl marriage, a pivotal moment achieved after a series of discussions initiated by our co-founder, Zuriel, with President Felipe Nyusi. This significant achievement, following decades of entrenched practice, serves as a major step towards empowering girls and granting them better access to education in the country.

Zuriel's meeting with President Felipe Nyusi, held in March 2018, aimed to shed light on the dire situation regarding girl marriage in Mozambique. Recognizing the importance of resolving this issue, continuous discussions were held between Zuriel and the president's office over the past year. Additionally, the combined efforts of various influential voices played a crucial role in bringing about this remarkable change.

The formal ban on girl marriage in Mozambique holds immense potential for transforming the lives of over one million girls in the country. By eliminating this harmful practice, girls will now have the opportunity to pursue their education and explore their full potential. This decisive step marks the removal of a significant barrier to progress and sets the stage for a brighter future for girls across Mozambique.

DUSUSU Foundation expresses tremendous gratitude to President Felipe Nyusi and his office for their collaboration and commitment to ensuring the betterment of girls' lives in Mozambique. We also extend our appreciation to all those who advocated for this change, amplifying the voices of those affected and championing equality and education for all.

As we celebrate this momentous achievement, the DUSUSU Foundation remains dedicated to continuing our mission of empowering girls and women worldwide. We will work tirelessly to ensure that education, opportunities, and empowerment are accessible to every girl, enabling them to fulfill their dreams and contribute to a more equitable and prosperous society.

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