Carmeliza Soares Da Costa Rosario

Fellow in Bergen

Postdoctoral researcher, CMI

Carmeliza Rosário is a Development and Social Anthropologist focused on issues related to poverty, inequality, health, reproductive rights, and women’s and vulnerable group’s rights. She studied the impact of the 2004 Mozambican family law on polygamous relationships. She participated in the development of Mozambique’s current gender equity strategy. She was part of the research team on the Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health project at LawTransform.

 As part of her postdoctoral research at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Dr Rosario is researching female traditional leadership structures in the context of the conflict-affected region of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique, and how they may provide new insights into the conflict. She is also leading a team that is assisting the Municipality of Maputo, the capital of the country, in planning for a more gender-equal, inclusive, and safer city for women.