Mozambique’s Violent Insurgency: Imagining a New Social Contract Through Transitional Justice
The study is based on research conducted among civil society organisations (CSOs) and communities in three towns in Cabo Delgado, namely Montepuez, Mecúfi and Pemba, from 5 to 9 June 2023.1 It starts by outlining how the context of and approach to violent extremism traditionally differ from that of armed conflict. It then provides insights from the field research, and begins to reimagine a new social contract for Mozambique. It concludes with policy recommendations to the Mozambican government and the international community.
1 – Specifically, the consultations comprised one focus group in Montepuez (four men and seven women, made up of community leaders and civil society representatives); one consultation in an IDP camp in Montepuez (comprising 34 men and seven women); one community consultation in Mecúfi (Muinde) with eight women and seven men; one community consultation in Mecúfi (Sasallane) with eight women and eight men; and one focus group with 14 civil society representatives in Pemba.