Mauritius

Country summary:

Board Member Loga Virahsawmy
Staff Members Anushka Virahsawmy &

Sheistah Bundhoo-Deenoo

When registered 2008
Alliance focal network Media Watch Organisation
Government COEs 12 councils and 134 villages

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Media COEs 4
Key partners

Projects

Media Watch Organisation, LUX Resorts and Hotels, Young Queer Alliance, European Union, Australian High Commission and United States Embassy, Decentralised Coorperation Programme (DCP), CIM Finance, HSBC Bank Mauritius, SBM Bank Mauritius, National CSR Foundation & Individual Donors

One of the major project for Gender Links Mauritius is the Safe Haven Halfway Home launched on the 1st September 2017

KEY PROJECTS

SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME

ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE

Click here for the Mauritius country report.

Mauritius Strategy 2016 – 2020 


Mauritius NGOs present shadow report at CEDAW

Mauritius NGOs present shadow report at CEDAW

Anushka Virahsawmy, Country Manager at Gender Links Mauritius and Nargis Bundhun, Senior Counsel from Mauritius participated in the 71st session of the CEDAW committee held at the United Nations on the 29th of October 2018. This is the first time in the history of Mauritius that a Non-Governmental Organisation has taken to floor and presented […]

November 1, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: News

Mauritius: Deepa Bhurdool

Deepa’s first encounter with Gender Links (GL) was during one of the village workshops organised by Loga Virahsawmy in 2012. As a councillor Deepa explains that she is very pleased to receive these trainings which has helped her a lot to grow as a councillor and as an individual. The best experience that Ms Bhurdool […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender and governance | Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Anique Darga

Darga explains that the journey she had had with GL has brought tremendous positive changes in her life and way of thinking. She believes that through the entrepreneurship course she has become a more confident young lady ready to face the challenges of life. She now knows how to act in situation of difficulties and […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Bhurdool

“Bhurdool has been a Councillor since long and since then, she has been in touch with all kind of people. She adds that it is very difficult to deal with human being and had a lot of difficulties to face being a women councillor. But most importantly she agrees to have grown positively through the […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Shamanta Domun-Fagoonee

“It is a girl’s dream coming true”  I have been able to participate in several workshops. I was a winner during the SADC Gender Protocol National Summit 2013 and I was a winner at Regional Summit in Johannesburg. I first met Gender Links in a workshop sometime in 2006 or 2007 and since then my perspective of […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Nathalie Gopee

“Derrière chaque femme ronde, ena en complexe.” During the last workshop of GL held at Gold Crest Hotel, I got to know who I really was. I always thought I know myself. I always thought that I am ought to be the person I was at that time until I meet Anushka who made me […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Vanida Mootoosamy

“I am a woman. I should also get the respect I deserve even if I am divorced.”  This is the story of Vanida Mootoosamy, a courageous woman who broke free from the shackles of domestic violence and degradation. Married off at a young age, she soon fell prey to a series of abuses and beatings from her […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius – Karen Tracy Rayepa

“Be Actor not a Spectator, We are all responsible of our doings or what we are not doing”   I was an intern at Gender Links for 2 months helping with paper work here and there. I was asked by Mary Coopan to help a friend who needs someone to work as there was a very important event coming up (the national summit). I accepted as […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius – Marie Michelle Lepredour

“La femme peut faire la politique aussi bien que les hommes, voire meme mieux.” My most memorable experience would have to be when I was the winner of the SADC Gender Protocol Summit 2013 here and then I flew to SA for the regional summit. Never did I think that one day I would fly on behalf of a competition. I will […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Jane Iram-Lapipe

It’s not how much we give, but how much we put into giving̎ says Mother Teresa. My first encounter with Gender links was quite unexpected as I did not expect to stay six weeks of my first year holidays at the office. I was really excited on the eve on my internship, very happy to […]

Mauritius

Office

Country ManagerAnushka Virahsawmy
Phone437 3960
Emailmaumanager@genderlinks.org.za
AddressCorperative Road, Melrose, Moka