Mauritius

Country summary:

Board Member Loga Virahsawmy
Staff Members Anushka Virahsawmy and Sheistah Bundhoo
When registered 2008
Alliance focal network Media Watch Organisation
Government COEs 12 councils and 134 villagesView the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 4
Key partners AILES, LEAD, PILS, MWO, LUX Resorts and Hotels, Young Queer Alliance, European Union, Australian High Commission and United States Embassy, Decentralised Coorperation Programme (DCP), CIM Finance

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Mauritius Strategy 2016 – 2020

Municipal Council of Port Louis COE Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 1 June 2010 Buy-In report Scorecard II Situation analysis Situation Analysis report III SADC Protocol on gender and development 4 May 2011 Village workshop report IV Inception workshop V Action planning workshop VI Adoption of action plan and signing of statement […]

July 24, 2016 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Grand Port District Council COE Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 12 April 2011 Buy-In report II Situation analysis Situation Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development 29 June 2011 IV Inception workshop V Action planning workshop 26-27 April 2011 21 August 2012 March 2013 Action Plan Action plan for 5 […]

July 23, 2016 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Arrianne Sarah – Mauritius

Arrianne Sarah – Mauritius

I am a handicapped woman and the mother of two children. I suffered from a partial body paralysis after the birth of my daughter 13 years ago and with time my condition deteriorated and I became completely bed ridden. Before the birth of my daughter I used to work in a hotel and helped my family, but after my illness I lost the job. I lost everything. I accepted loneliness as part of my fate. I truly ended up believing that there was no future for handicapped people. However, my good friend Priscilla Bignoux stood by me. She helped me to start going out and mingling with people again. It was only then that I started to see the bright side of life. I started smiling once again.

July 22, 2016 Themes: Disability | Economics Programs: Entrepreneurship

Learning Journey: GL has taught me compassion

2015 has been an amazing year for me at Gender Links (GL). It was the year I was given the opportunity to acquire, absorb, grow and take up challenges. As my manager, Anushka Virahsawmy, had a lot of expectations of me, I had to make sure I lived up to them. When I look back […]

July 7, 2016 Themes: Gender violence | Young Women Programs: News

A study of the extent, nature and costs of domestic violence to the Mauritian economy

Commissioned by the UNDP, the objectives of this research were to determine the extent and nature of domestic violence in the country as well as to try to put a cost to it. It is clearly not a homogenous problem and varies according to age, religion, income and general beliefs within a family or community. […]

War@home: Gender-based violence indicators study: Mauritius country report

About a quarter of women in Mauritius have experienced some form of gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime including partner and non-partner violence. An almost similar proportion of men admit to perpetuating violence against women in their lifetime. Most of the violence occurs within intimate partner relationships. Almost a quarter of women have experienced it […]

GL@15: Down memory lane: GL’s Francophone operations

GL@15: Down memory lane: GL’s Francophone operations

“Veni, vidi, vici” (Classical Latin: “I came; I saw; I conquered”): so Julius Caesar told the Roman Senate around 47 BC after he had achieved a quick victory in his short war against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of Zela. Fifteen years ago, GL saw the opportunity to venture into the French speaking […]

May 16, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

Maurituis: *Bellinda

Maurituis: *Bellinda

I did not believe in myself before. The training which I followed at Gender Links was very helpful. It allowed me build my confidence. Everything was so interesting. I loved every single day spent at this training. I joined the training in 2014. I was able to attend all three phases. This experience was a […]

May 16, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Maurituis: *Babe Kau

Maurituis: *Babe Kau

I was very happy to follow one week training at Gender Links in 2014. I believe that I learned a lot from this kind of interaction with a welfare organization. Unlike other women, my life did not change for the best. Gender Links organized two more meetings of which I could not be a part […]

May 16, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Maurituis: * Bobo Selekaa

Maurituis: * Bobo Selekaa

On the first day of the entrepreneurship workshop back in 2014, I was quite stressed. I left my sick daughter at home and this is the first time I would be attending such workshop so I was not sure of what to expect. I was feeling nervous as my mind was still back home with […]

May 16, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice
Mauritius

Office

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