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


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




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Mauritius Strategy 2016 – 2020 

Mauritius: YUVA ensures the sustained well-being of children and young people, especially those who are the most vulnerable

YUVA works with families, communities, and partners to ensure that children and young people enjoy good health, are educated for life, experience love of parents and their surroundings, and are cared for and protected. YUVA serves all children and young people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. YUVA aims to ensure Quality Education, Good […]

Mauritius: Will FLY is working to include those who are marginalized in the society through its pedagogical projects.

Will FLY was founded in 2008 and is currently based at Black River. It provides children from suburbs with a safe and calm milieu to do their homework after school. It teaches them values such as discipline and non-violence. Will FLY provides these children with stationery materials and caters for their basic needs in terms […]

Mauritius: Vent d’un Reve offering courses in music to children and promoting their holistic development.

Vent d’un Reve was founded in February 2011 and is found in Mangalkhan, Floreal. It offers courses in music and art to children and organises teaching workshops after school. It seeks to promote the holistic development of children through music and engages in community-building. The organisation offers both theoretical and practical courses in music. Through […]

Mauritius: M-Kids Association, working to alleviate extreme poverty.

M-Kids Association is aware that poverty cannot be completely eradicated. However, it is working to at least alleviate extreme poverty. The association is working to have a country with zero hunger. It promotes safe and healthy population and aims to protect the environment. M-Kids Association preaches about peace and social stability while working in close […]

Mauritius: Medcare Academy seeks to eradicate extreme poverty by educating and training children and women.

The non-governmental organisation Medcare Academy (MA) exists for 6 years. It works in regions of poverty in the south of Mauritius. It primarily works with vulnerable children, teenagers and single mothers and offers them quality education and training in work skills. It aims to empower vulnerable children and women living in harsh conditions through education […]

Mauritius – Association Pour L’Education Des Enfants Defavorisés (APEDED) ensuring economic growth of women through micro enterprise

Operating in the field of poverty alleviation, APEDED provides education and basic necessities to underprivileged children at pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary levels. It primarily works with school drop-outs. In 2007, given the high rate of unemployment among women in the region of Chemin-Grenier, the organisation established a medicinal plant nursery on the roof of […]

Mauritius: Fight to end Child Marriage is on #ChildnotBride

Mauritius: Fight to end Child Marriage is on #ChildnotBride

By Vivekah Deerpaul On the 20th June 2018, a 13-year-old girl died. The country woke from its cozy slumber when it found out that the child was religiously married to a 19-year-old man and was pregnant. This tragedy astounded many people who thought that our ways of thinking have evolved and that our legal system […]

August 2, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse Programs: Human Rights

Mauritius: How many more?

Mauritius: How many more?

By Loga Virahsawmy Port Louis, 22 June: How many more deaths of children are we waiting before we change the law? I could not believe my ears listening to the radio this morning announcing that a pregnant married 13 year old girl died. According to the Civil Code, the minimum age of marriage in Mauritius is […]

July 10, 2018 Themes: Children | Gender based violence Programs: Gender & Governance

Mauritius: Saving and changing lives

Mauritius: Saving and changing lives

By Sheistah Bundhoo Melrose, 25 April – “I came out of the Rehabilitation Youth Centre in 2017 after being condemned for three years given that I ran away from my parental home. I still remember the abuse I faced on the part of my step mother who always had a preference for her biological daughter. […]

April 27, 2018 Themes: Young Women | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Governance | Gender Justice

Political dialogue – ‘the place of Women in Politics in Mauritius’

Gender Links Mauritius have organised a workshop entitled ‘Political dialogue – the place of women in Politics in Mauritius’. The event was organised in collaboration with MACOSS and took place on the 15th of March 2018 at the MACOSS Regional Training Centre in Moka. The Panelists included: Malini Sewocksingh from PMSD Party Arvin Boolell from […]

March 20, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance


Country ManagerAnushka Virahsawmy
Phone437 3960
AddressCorperative Road, Melrose, Moka