UNHCR Cuamm Gender Based Violence (GBV) Safety Audit Report - Marrupa, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique


Key Message

GBV disproportionately affects women and girls, and in situations of displacement their risk of exposure to GBV increases. We are committed to continuously strengthening coordination and programming to protect women and girls from GBV and advocates for adequate resources to increase the implementation of quality specialized programmes for women and girls.


Marrupa is located 20 km from Chiure. The data collected from 2 tools demonstrated that girls fear to be sexually assaulted in their communities. They are also at risk of early marriage, as mothers and fathers support the practice of marrying before 18, once the initiation rituals have been performed. Girls also report discrimination from local populations and harassment from boys of hosting and IDPs community who call them names and pull them. Women and girls do not feel safe in the site especially at night due to poor lighting. Women and men report the presence of the community police “grupo dos 12” (group of the 12), yet no incident has been reported. All IDPs suffer from lack of sufficient and appropriate food- they suffer from constant diarrhoea given the constrained diet.

The tables below summarize the main perceptions of the IDPs related to fundamental areas of work to guarantee an effective GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response in the site. The second one is related to the site assessment mainstreaming GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response (called Safety Walk), and the third table the results of the FGDs.