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 – Priscilla

“Les filles, ne vous laissez pas faire. Apprenez à se respecter sois-même tout d’abord.”  My name is Priscilla. I work at the District council of Savanne. I represented myself as a social worker and I firmly believe in human rights and equal opportunities for women. I used to witness my father abuse my mother at a very tender age, and I got used to that vicious pattern; […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Jacqueline Dursoniah

Jacqueline Dursoniah is 56 years old and is a Social worker. She is the founder member of the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) named Civic Action Team situated in Pailles. Jacqueline is currently President of the NGO. The main activities of the association are: Social Services, Socio-economic development Project(s): Setting up of a nursery Background Jacqueline Dursoniah […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Care work | Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

MAURITIUS: Dr. Vasant Bunwaree

“Equal pay for equal work” Whether you are a man or a woman there should be equal work for equal pay was the leitmotiv of Dr. Vasant Kumar Bunwaree at the political dialogue organised by Gender Links in March 2018. He was the one who made sure that this became legal. Well known Cardiologist, Dr. […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Health Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Jean Hugues Gardenne

Mr Jean Hugues Gardenne is a fundraising and communications manager working at the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.   Mr Jean Hugues Gardenne is passionate about what he does. His work is centered towards creating marketing strategies for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. His work also includes educating others about restoration programmes.  As an individual, Mr Jean Hugues is passionate, and he is concerned about the […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Djemillah Mourade Peerbux

“Every moment is the guru” Djemillah Mourade Peerbux is working a full-time job as a journalist. She has more than ten years of experience in the aforementioned field. She is passionate in what she does and she does not contemplate sitting back and watching social evils happening right before her eyes. She believes in the […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

MAURITIUS: Dr Arvind Boolell

“We grow prejudice” Dr. Arvind Boolell firmly believes that in the spirit of transparency all political parties must relook into their Constitution and make sure that it is implemented. Seasoned and experienced politician Dr. Boolell was firstly elected in 1987 in Vieux Grand Port and Rose Belle. He has never lost a single election except […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Politics | Sustainable Development Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Dorise Cale

A MOTHER, A TEACHER & A COUNCILLOR – DOING WHAT SHE LOVES WITH PASSION FOR THE COMMUNITY Dorise Cale is an active Village Councillor in the District Council of Black River. Residing in Richelieu, she knows the locality to bits. It was during the district level summit 2015 that Doris met with Gender Links and […]

August 23, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education Programs: Protocol @ work

Black River Institutional Report

Making voices heard can change mind-set Black River has always been a gender sensitive Council with the Acting Chief Executive a woman and the first woman to be holding this responsibility. It was also the first District Council to have more women Councillors. Black River was among the first Council to become COE and has […]

August 23, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Mauritius: Kistamah Soonita

Results will come when women are given the means “Give women the means and they will make sure that the work is done” is the mantra of Soonita Kistamah. Kistamah has a long experience in Early Childhood Care and Education. She is the Director of a pre-primary school “Cubbies”. She has learnt the behaviour of […]

August 21, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Jacqueline Dursoniah

For the love of people and service to others. Jacqueline Dursoniah is 56 years old and is a social worker. She is the founder member of the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) named Civic Action Team situated in Pailles. Jacqueline is currently President of the NGO. The main activities of the association are: Social Services and socio-economic […]

August 21, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work
Mauritius

Office

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