Seychelles

The National Gender Policy Republic of the Seychelles

The Seychelles’ National Gender Policy is available. There are no  overtly discriminatory laws in the Republic of the Seychelles. The gap therefore lies in the enforcement and implementation of the law. Legislation drafting and domestication of treaties and protocols ratified by the Seychelles should mainstream gender. The gender mainstreaming approaches of SADC, the Commonwealth Secretariat […]

Seychelles leading the way in promoting gender equality

Seychelles leading the way in promoting gender equality

By Salifa Magnan Gender Based Violence is a common problem in Seychelles and the majority of the affected are women. The most recent study shows that at least 54 percent of women have experienced some form of intimate domestic violence. According to the 2016 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer gender, biased attitudes contribute towards violence against […]

September 8, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Seychelles: GBV study includes focus on men

By Kevin Chiramba Henri*, a calm man in his late fifties employed as a security guard in the market in Victoria, the capital, endured years of verbal, emotional and physical abuse from his wife. She ran the family business, was unfaithful, and insulted and punched him. Once she threatened him with a knife. He endured […]

Findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study

Findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study

25 November Launch of the preliminary findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study. More than half of the women (58%) and 43% of men have experienced some form of GBV at least once in their lifetime. Both women and men have perpetrated GBV with 31% and 40% prevalence rates respectively. The study further shows that […]

Laws of Seychelles: Election Act chapter 68A

Preliminary Act: these Act may be cited as the election Act, shall apply to the election of the President and referendum. Registration of voters: Every citizen of Seychelles is entitled as a voter to be registered as a voter.

September 9, 2016 Themes: Elections Programs: Policy and action plans

Agriculture

Agriculture

Seychelles, February 2016

February 29, 2016 Themes: Agriculture | Business | Economics | Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta – Seychelles

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta – Seychelles

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta is a trained journalist who has worked for the Red Cross, Disaster Management Education and Awareness. Currently she is a Press attaché in the Ministry of Environment and Energy led by Minister Rolph Payet.

July 5, 2015 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Women in Media

Sharon Thelemaque Ernesta – Seychelles

Sharon Thelemaque Ernesta – Seychelles

With Gender Links there is no half-baked work. This has pushed me to do my work thoroughly. I have also acquired a lot of experience and knowledge from the workshops, discussions and trainings that we have received. I can even facilitate workshops myself. I’m now a trainer. I don’t find it difficult to organise and even facilitate discussions and workshops with so much energy.

Behind the stalls of the Victoria market_Today in Seychelles_ 17 April 2015

Behind the stalls of the Victoria market_Today in Seychelles_ 17 April 2015

NAME OF THE ARTICLE: Behind the stalls of the Victoria market NAME OF THE PUBLICATION: Today in Seychelles DATE: 17 April 2015 GEM Classification: Gender Aware COUNTRY: South Africa An example of a balanced story is “Behind the stalls of Victoria market,” published Today in Seychelles on 17 April 2015. This balanced piece about the […]

66 year old lady attacted_Fox 19 Now_9 April 2015