Mauritius

Alliance Focal Point Organization: MWO
Contact Person: Anushka Virahsawmy
Postal Address: 98 Corner Pope Hennessy and De Rosnay Street Beau Bassin
Email: maumanager@genderlinks.org.za
Telephone: 4674642/43

View the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2013 for Mauritius.

Mauritius: White Paper on Electoral Reform

Mauritius: White Paper on Electoral Reform

Following the success of the local elections in Mauritius, the big question in Mauritius is whether special measures will be extended to national elections in 2015. In 2014, Prime Minister, Dr. Navin Ramgoolam unveiled a draft paper on “Modernising the Electoral System” including its implications for gender equality, and invited comments from the public.

October 30, 2014 Themes: Elections
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe launch the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe launch the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance focal networks have launched the regional 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, to share its findings and to inspire commitment to gender equality and the Protocol before and beyond 2015. This year’s Barometer highlights the proposed targets and indicators for the post-2015 Protocol based on consultations held across the SADC region.

Mauritius: Modernising the electoral system from a gender perspective

The paper on “Modernising the Electoral SystemÀ presented by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr. Navin Ramgoolam, on 24 March 2014, shows the political commitment to gender equality at the highest level. Mauritius is at a unique crossroads in the count down to 2015, with both the exercise of special measures in local government in December 2012 and experience from SADC countries to draw on.

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer Mauritius

SADC Gender Protocol 2013 Barometer Mauritius

The SADC Gender Protocol (SGP) sets out 28 targets to be achieved by 2015. Mauritius and Botswana are the only two countries in the SADC region that have not yet signed. Mauritius has not signed because the country had reservations about the clause on affirmative action because its constitution does not allow discrimination.

Mauritius Barometer 2013: Gender and climate change

Mauritius has a National Climate Change Adaptation Policy Framework.
Mauritius was subject to its first flash flood in 2013.
Shortage of water has been posing a problem to households especially vulnerable women.

Mauritius Barometer 2013: Chapter 10 Implementation

Mauritius has not signed the SADC Gender Protocol. The country expressed reservations about the clause on affirmative action.

Mauritius Barometer 2013: Chapter 9 Media, information and communication

Mauritius has an SGDI score of 72% and is fifth for this sector in the region. Citizens gave a score of 68% for the CSC.
The Glass Ceilings in Southern African Newsrooms Study showed that women constitute a quarter of the top management in Mauritius; slightly higher than the regional average of 23%.

Mauritius Barometer 2013: Chapter 8 Peace bilding and conflict resolution

The citizen’s score for peace-building and conflict resolution is 46%.
Gender-disaggregated data on peace building for Mauritius, particularly in the defence sector, is not readily available.

Mauritius Barometer 2013: Chapter 7 HIV and AIDS

The SGDI score for Gender, HIV and AIDS of 76% ranks Mauritius top in the region.
Mauritian citizens gave a score of 61%, which places the country only eighth.

Mauritius Barometer 2013: Chapter 6 Health

Key points At 91%, Mauritius has the region’s highest SGDI score. Citizens gave a score of 84% based on the Citizen’s Score Card. Mauritius has an effective system of Family Planning and good health system. Mauritius has the lowest maternal mortality rates in the region; about 28 women die in child birth out of every […]

Mauritius Baromter 2013: Chapter 5 Gender based violence

The GBV Indicators research conducted in Mauritius shows that at least one in four women have experienced GBV at some time in their life.

Mauritius Barometer 2013: Chapter 4 Productive resources and employment

The Constitution guarantees equal employment opportunities for men and women; eliminating any remuneration discrimination against women.