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Spanish activist expelled from Mozambique

Spanish activist expelled from Mozambique


A Spanish activist has been expelled from Mozambique for participating in a protest contesting the government’s decision to ban mini skirts in secondary schools.

The Mozambican government has accused Eva Anadon of championing a course which goes against the laws of the country.

Anadon told AFP that she joined the protest to ensure that the rights of women are respected.

“The whole procedure is marked by irregularities. First of all I was not notified, then I was notified by phone with threats. Policemen were sent to my home on Wednesday,” Eva Anadon said.

Her colleagues said it was not a protest as officials claim insisting it was just a sketch.

“It is painful to see Eva being expelled in this violent way. I feel it at the bottom of my heart. It is detrimental to emotions,“Graçia Samo, one of the activist said.

Mozambique banned the wearing of mini skirts to schools last February and introduced long skirts in a bid to reduce sexual violence.

Feminists organisations have criticised the decision but the government insists the school environment is not meant for fashion parades