Reform of Discriminatory Sexual Offences Laws in the Commmonwealth and other Jurisdictions – Case Study of Mozambique

This report examines how the reform of Mozambique's sexual offences laws was successfully achieved. Enacted in 2015, Mozambique's reform of its criminal code, including its sexual offences provisions, has created greater protection from violence and discrimination for women, children and LGBT people, among others. This report provides a step-by-step analysis of how reform was achieved, illustrating that reform is possible despite the existence of contentious and politically challenging issues, when political will, diverse champions and a mix of domestic and international support are present.