Case Studies

Nathalie Didier: The Humble Voice of Change

Nathalie Didier, the voice of change, describes herself as a powerful woman who is trying to empower the citizens of Mauritius through the work that she does as a radio presenter at the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation. She is powerful because she can bring a change in the lives of people through the programmes that she […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Feminism | Media Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Noelette

Noelette is an inspiring entrepreneur woman, coming from La Gaulette who has built her entire business from scratch starting from merely a small venture of five chicken. Slowly and steadily, when the business generated profitable revenue, she bought more chicken then constructed her own chicken farm in her yard. She already had a specific breed […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Chrystel

After countless applications to work as a teacher, Chrystel describes a tough period where she never received an affirmative reply. Mother of three children, Chrystel was determined to financially contribute to her household, all while devoting more time to her children. She then came across soaps formulated from natural bases, and intrigued by the idea, […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Hanshini

From being a full-time housewife to managing a constantly innovating entrepreneurial endeavor, Hanshini shares that her progress is fueled by the positive impact her work generates on customers. Initially driven by the need to financially help her household, she started by taking small orders of sweet delicacies from people in her neighborhood. With a view […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Nasreen

Juggling between a full-time job and a part-time entrepreneurial venture, Nasreen’s presentation took everyone on her journey: from breaking down the logistics of her work to addressing the intricacies that motivate her on a daily basis. During the day, she works as a caretaker of an elderly person, taking care of them, of their dietary […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Francoise

Aged 44 years, Francoise seems to harbor an affinity for activities that bring out her creative juices. Her entrepreneurship journey started with that dedication to creativity which reflected in jewelry crafting. However, her work had always been contained within the confines of her home, until she approached the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Geraldine

Geraldine, a mother of three walks us through her journey from being miserable to success. She opens up about how she was always a self doubting woman, she never believed in herself and her self esteem was no where to be found. Today She stands as a strong independent woman and she is going to […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

M. Bali: The Candle Spreading Light

Bali joined the Ministry of Women’s Rights, Child Development and Family Welfare as Coordinator of the Women’s Unit in 1991. At that time, the Women’s Unit was primarily implementing programmes through its network of four Women Centres and about 500 Women Associations affiliated to the National Women’s Council. She has been part of journey where […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Isabelle David: Architect of a more colourful and joyful community

Isabelle David Philippe, a 33-year old woman, is a strong advocate of gender equality, LGBT rights and Children’s rights. Her uniqueness lies in her people-centered in preventing violence and substance use among children. Isabelle’s strength and support system are her husband and her child. Isabelle, who was once employed as a teacher, now devotes her […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Ambal Jeanne: Building a safer and non-violent community

Ambal Jeanne, since her younger days, has been out there on the streets fighting for the rights of students and of women. Driven by the idealistic desire to bring a change in society, she also joined a political party which she eventually left. Ambal was a public officer for almost 20 years but she decided […]