Prisoners in Mozambique are tortured and the females sometimes forced into prostitution by the prison guards.
A Mozambican anti-corruption organisation revealed, in June 2021, that wardens at Mozambique’s largest women’s prison were forcing inmates into prostitution and punishing those who refused. The report published by the Centre for Public Integrity said guards at the Ndlavela Women’s Prison in Maputo were forcing female inmates to have sex with clients for cash which the wardens pocketed for themselves. Edson Cortez told local news media that the sexual exploitation had been going for more than a decade.
The issue has been of concern to Mozambique Women Observatory that call for a training to prison guards the police and the civil socxiety in the country to prevent the torture.
The training in Mozambique is part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. it started on 25th November 2021 and ends on 10th December 2021.