Seychelles

Alliance Focal Point Organization: Gender and Media Plus (GEM Plus)
Contact Person: Sharon Thelemaque
Postal Address: P.O Box 55 Victoria, Mahe Seychelles
Email: keraque@hotmail.com
Telephone: +248 322979

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.

International: Women in peace and gendered reinforcements

International: Women in peace and gendered reinforcements

Johannesburg, 20 September: Tomorrow is International Peace Day. The focus this year is peace education pledging, “to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity.À

A recent Gender Links Study on the prevalence of violence against women (VAW) in the Limpopo province of South Africa found that more than half (57%) of women who had attended school said they had been sexually harassed at school or university. They referred to incidents where a teacher, principal or lecturer hinted or threatened that they would fail exams, get bad marks and that their schooling would be adversely affected, if they did not provide sexual favours.

Namibia and Seychelles develop costed gender action plans aligned to the SADC Protocol

Namibia and Seychelles develop costed gender action plans aligned to the SADC Protocol

Namibia and Seychelles became the first SADC countries to align their gender action plans to the SADC Protocol targets. The countries followed similar processes but tailored each plan to the country context. Namibia had already begun the process of reviewing its national gender policy but needed to develop a costed gender action plan, while Seychelles first drafted a national gender policy before embarking on the costing exercise.

Seychelles aligns its national gender policy to the SADC Gender Protocol

Seychelles is currently finalising its National Gender Policy. It is also in the process of developing a costed National Gender Plan of Action for 2012-2016. This would be the country’s first national gender policy – it’s also the inaugural national gender policy in the region to be fully aligned to the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development.

Seychelles: Civil society pushing for gender aware code

Civil society organisations in Seychelles are playing their part to ensure that the SADC Gender Protocol provisions are mainstreamed into the country’s media regulatory system.

Seychelles: Men’s health clinic challenges stereotypes

Most men in the Seychelles demonstrate health seeking behavior only when their health status is challenged or compromised. Health protection and health promotion practices are relatively poor. It results in higher morbidity rate for men and lowers their life expectancy.

Seychelles Sexual Reproductive Health Policy

Seychelles Sexual Reproductive Health Policy is integral to the country’s National Gender Policy that is aligned to SADC Gender Protocol. During the drafting of their first ever National Gender Policy, the Seychelles Gender Secretariat ensured that there was harmony between the objectives of the policy and the 2011 National Sexual and Reproductive Policy.

Seychelles: Scoring a goal for women in soccer

A ball of energy, the thirty seven year old Elsie Ernesta, has already scored a number of “firsts” for her country and is determined to change the face of football in Seychelles. Inspired by the wide road outside her house to “kick a ball around” while still at school, Ernesta’s story shows why it is so important to challenge gender stereotypes in schools.

Seychelles draft gender policy

Seychelles is in the process of developing its first ever national gender policy with technical assistance from Gender Links.

Seychelles Gender Mainstreaming and Costing Report

Seychelles is in the process of developing a costed gender action plan with technical assistance from Gender Links in line with the SADC Roadmap to Equality agreed at the expert group meeting in February 2011.Two training workshops have been conducted in January 2012 and April 2012 and a draft plan of action developed. Costing of […]

Seychelles: Conducts costing of the gender action plan

Seychelles: Conducts costing of the gender action plan

Seychelles national gender machinery led by the Gender Secretariat will conduct a costing of the gender action plan from 11 – 12 April 2012 with technical assistance from Gender Links.

This is a follow up workshop to a process that began in November 2011, which saw Seychelles develop its first ever national gender action plan.

Gender mainstreaming training workshop

The Gender Validation and Mainstreaming Workshop was held from Friday 20th to Thursday 26th January 2012 (5 working days) in Room 2 of the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS). Sessions were held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.