Seychelles

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.

Afrique australe: De survivante Á  femme-entrepreneur

Afrique australe: De survivante Á  femme-entrepreneur

Johannesburg, 28 mai: Véronique Linda Célestin, 44 ans, mariée et mère d’une fille de 23 ans et de deux garçons, âgés respectivement de 20 ans et 15 ans, lutte pour son indépendance financière.

Seychelles Alliance village and country workshop reports

Seychelles Alliance village and country workshop reports

These reports set out building blocks for the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance in DRC led by the Alliance focal network in collaboration with Gender Links and the Alliance Secretariat.

Southern Africa: Women’s education and economic empowerment key to end GBV

Rose Hill, 29 November: We cannot address gender-based violence (GBV) in isolation from other social ills such as poverty and poor education. If women have inadequate access to a quality education, they are less likely to be financially independent making them far more vulnerable to different forms of violence. If we are to win the fight against GBV we need improve women’s education and economic status.

Southern Africa: Swaziland has the lowest number of women in parliament

Mbabane, 15 November: Following the elections and recent government appointments made by King Mswati and members of parliament (MPs), Swaziland has hit rock bottom in women’s representation in government, just at the time when the country should be giving its last push for gender equality before 2015. There is no hope that Swaziland will reach the SADC Gender Protocol target of 50% women in all areas of decision-making by 2015.