The Changing Culture of Mozambique



Floods, elections, and time have brought the Mozambican culture to a process of restoring and rebuilding. Refugees from the civil war resettled and political stability enabled economic growth from reforms. Inflation was reduced and trade resumed as a profitable part of the economy.

With the stabilizing of the government, changes in laws that affect social and cultural development have also been created and continue to grow. These changes promote an acceptable balance in tradition and development.  One such law is the new Family Law of March 2005. Before this law women’s work loads were overwhelming with no opportunities for improvement without a man. The new Family Law provides; changes in marriage laws, changes in social status, and aid in adjusting. With the new law women are allowed equal rights and status of men.

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