On International Women’s Day, we celebrate Esperança Francisco Mazive, who has been named Canada’s Ambassador for a Day by the Canadian High Commission in Mozambique!

The Ambassador for a Day is an initiative by Diplomatic Missions in Mozambique, for young Mozambican women, aged 18-25 years old, focused on showcasing their leadership potential, advocating for change and promoting gender equality through a day shadowing a woman ambassador. Esperança will have the opportunity to shadow Canada’s High Commissioner in Mozambique, Sara Nicholls.

Esperança Mazive is 24 years old and is an activist working on issues of women’s rights, focusing on increasing sexual and reproductive rights, preventing early marriage and reducing gender-based violence. She is a member and vice-president of the Murrure youth committee, associated with the Mozambique-Canada Maternal Health project. She is from Vilankulo, in the province of Inhambane, currently residing in Murrure. She has training as a preventive health worker.

Esperança’s hard work and commitment to women’s rights is an inspiration and we congratulate her on this recognition!

As Ambassador for a Day, Esperança will have opportunities to speak to many in Inhambane, Maputo and elsewhere. We know her story will inspire others and contribute to increasing women’s rights in Mozambique.