Unemployment

The LUX Project – Empowerment Training for Women in Cite Mangalkhan, Mauritius

This project will holistically help women to come out of their precarious situation through an Empowerment programme. This will help them be less vulnerable to depression, discouragement, violence, unemployment and other health and social ills. The project has been launched on the 14th of March in line with the International Day of Women 2017. 24 […]

Mulher Moçambicana preocupada com adaptação, mitigação e as metamorfoses ambientais

Mulher Moçambicana preocupada com adaptação, mitigação e as metamorfoses ambientais

Maputo, 31 de Março: Um estudo das NaçÁµes Unidas mostra que o impacto das mudanças climÁ¡ticas, nomeadamente a seca, cheias, aumento da temperatura, improdutividade dos solos e escassez de Á¡gua potÁ¡vel para o consumo humano, são factores combinados que afectam a qualidade de vida do homem e da mulher, embora de maneiras diferentes, porquanto as mulheres mais propensas Á  condição de vulnerabilidade que os homens.

Moçambique: Um Corredor de TrÁ¡fico de Seres Humanos

Moçambique: Um Corredor de TrÁ¡fico de Seres Humanos

Maputo, 9 de Dezembro: O trÁ¡fico de seres humanos em Moçambique estÁ¡ a atingir nÁ­veis alarmantes e tem nas pessoas do sexo feminino, o seu principal grupo alvo.
O negócio de seres humanos, no PaÁ­s, é visto como altamente lucrativo, devido Á s fragilidades de segurança nos postos fronteiriços, aos elevados Á­ndices de pobreza e ao baixo nÁ­vel de instrução das vÁ­timas preferenciais dos criminosos.
A organização mundial de migração e o departamento de migração dos Estados Unidos da América, num relatório conjunto, divulgado o ano passado, jÁ¡ colocavam Moçambique como ponto de trânsito e destino de homens, mulheres e crianças sujeitos ao trabalho forçado e Á  exploração sexual.
A Organização Mundial de Migração considera ainda que o facto de Moçambique partilhar fronteiras com muitos paÁ­ses da região austral, tornam o paÁ­s altamente vulnerÁ¡vel Á s migraçÁµes irregulares e descontroladas.

Moçambique: Para os portadores de deficiência, onde hÁ¡ trabalho, não hÁ¡ limites

Moçambique: Para os portadores de deficiência, onde hÁ¡ trabalho, não hÁ¡ limites

Maputo, 3 de Dezembro: Julieta Chichava, 54 anos de idade, é artesã hÁ¡ 23 anos e portadora de deficiência desde a nascença. Conta que adquiriu deficiência nos membros inferiores, ainda menor, com apenas 1 ano de idade após ter recebido uma vacina, depois de ter adoecido.
Sempre enfrentou dificuldades pela sua condição, e não conhece limites, pelo que muito faz sem esperar que algo lhe caia nas mãos.

The Youth Voice: Speaking change

The Youth Voice newsletter is committed to voicing the concerns of the youth and empowering them to meaningfully participate in development processes of Uganda. Every youth is a valuable asset in the process of transformation in a society. This edition brings our latest and most up to date activities and the voices of the young people and other stakeholders who demonstrate what has been achieved.

Le Mauricien Selven Amédée : « la drogue a fait de moi un monstre »

Le Mauricien Selven Amédée :  « la drogue a fait de moi un monstre  »

Maurice, 26 novembre: Si un Mauricien sur quatre a admis avoir été violent avec sa partenaire dans l’étude War@home menée par Gender Links, très peu d’hommes violents en couple acceptent de se remettre en question. Et ceci parce que beaucoup d’entre eux trouvent que le fait de frapper leurs femmes est une chose tout Á  fait normale. Cette conviction erronée qui se perpétue dans un contexte culturel précis, Á  savoir le patriarcat, aveugle l’homme et l’enferme dans une spirale de violence. Ceux-lÁ  refusent de se faire aider ou encore de suivre une formation qui leur permettra de comprendre d’où vient cette violence et d’y mettre un terme. C’est ainsi que la violence gangrène nos sociétés. Les hommes violents qui sont conscients du mal qu’ils font autour d’eux n’osent pas s’exprimer car ils ont honte de leurs agissements. Ce sentiment les empêche de parler et de se libérer. Un ancien mari violent a toutefois décidé de sortir de l’ombre pour raconter le calvaire qu’il a fait subir Á  sa femme et Á  ses enfants avant d’avoir pu accepter de se faire aider.

The social impact of water cost-recovery on the livelihood of female-headed households : a case study of Ivory Park

The adoption of cost-recovery policies by local government in South Africa is an effort to recover costs from the investments made in infrastructure expansion and to ensure efficient delivery of services. This study came about from the need to understand the paradox of continued adoption of cost-recovery policies in a country that faces high poverty and unemployment rates. The focus of this study is to find out what are the social impacts of the water cost-recovery policy on the livelihood of female-headed households. The first chapter is the background to the study. The main concepts of cost-recovery, female-headed households and livelihoods are defined. In addition, the demographic, social and economic description of Ward 77 in City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality which is the focus of this study is provided. The second chapter is a review of literature behind the rationale of cost-recovery and its implication in South Africa. In addition, the livelihoods framework is explored. The third chapter addresses the methodological approach used to undertake this study. Qualitative methods were used, in the form of in-depth interviews with stakeholders, documentary reviews as well as a focus group and interviews with female-headed households. The fourth chapter is the discussion of findings arising from the consolidation of data. We find out about the livelihoods of the households before and after the implementation of cost-recovery and the effects this has had on the household. The final chapter is an analysis of these findings along the themes of the study namely the social impact of water cost-recovery on the wellbeing of the household, the impact on household financial security, the impact on social networks and the impact on educational spending. The study concludes by pointing out that, although there has been advancement in infrastructure development and service provided, the poor in urban townships continue to be negatively impacted by cost-recovery policies. Policy makers should consult communities in formulating approaches that tackle the issues of rights and affordability of basic services such as water. With the country’s high poverty and unemployment levels, cost-recovery would only be effective if the incomes of households are increased. Thus policy makers must take into account the socio-economic situation of a population to ensure the inclusion of all in the formulation of policies.

Facilitate trade and investment in the region

he Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) will have a conference in New Delhi. The main themes covered will be the protection of the marine environment, regional trade and investment, fishing, harvesting of marine resources. The secretary from the Ministry of foreign affairs will represent Mauritius

Gender violence a rampant

Recent studies by Gender Links Botswana has revealed that ovr two thirds of women in Botswana (67) experience some form of gender violence in their life time.
The study says 44% of men admit to perpetrating violence against women . Roos van Dorp , Gender Links Program Officer told Global Post that while Botswana is doing enough to eliminate gender based violence , statistics still show that violence is still high and prevalent in the country.

Moçambique: ImpensÁ¡vel que haja trÁ¡fico de pessoas em pleno Século XXI

Apesar de oito dos 15 estados membro da Comunidade de Desenvolvimento da África Austral (SADC) terem promulgado leis anti-trÁ¡fico humano, o crime de trÁ¡fico humano ainda persiste na região, o que implica que se deve ser mais estratégico e criativo na forma como se aborda a questão.

Desde que se avançou para a criminalização do fenómeno do trÁ¡fico de pessoas para fins de escravatura sexual e trabalho forçado, os traficantes têm sido mais inovadores no que tange a prÁ¡tica deste crime hediondo. Os governos da região da SADC, incluindo Moçambique, implementaram vÁ¡rias medidas para estancar este mal mas mesmo assim o problema ainda subsiste.