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This issue includes two feature articles that discuss various areas of socio-economic rights. It also contains updates on General Comments 3 and 4 of the Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities relating to women and girls with disabilities and inclusive education.

The first feature is by Teddy Namatovu, who assesses Mozambique’s performance on the reduction of the. Mozambique is still grappling with one of the world’s highest MMRs. According to the World Health Organisation, Mozambique has made significant progress concerning maternal health over the last 10 years. The Demographic and Health Surveys Program has shown some improvement of the national indicators related to the use of reproductive health services. This article seeks to review the reasons for the persistence of Mozambique’s high MMR, while also making recommendations to facilitate its reduction. The assessments made by this article are based on a field study conducted in Maputo, Mozambique between 11–15 April 2016. 

The second feature by Rodger Owiso, addresses the right to adequate housing in Zimbabwe. He focuses on arbitrary demolitions of houses in Arlington Estate in Harare and its implications for the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing. According to him, Zimbabwe is obligated under international and national law to secure the right to adequate housing for its citizens. However, findings from a field research in Arlington in Harare shows that the Zimbabwean government has continued to engage in demolitions and evictions in contravention of its obligations.

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