Mauritius

Country summary:

Board Member
Staff Members Anushka Virahsawmy, Director GL Mauritius and Francophone Operations
When registered 2008
Address L’Agrement, St Pierre,
Moka, Mauritius
Email and phone maumanager@genderlinks.org.za
+230 4340720
Alliance focal network Media Watch Organisation
Government COEs 12 councils and 134 villages
View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 4
Key partners Projects

Media Watch Organisation, LUX Resorts and Hotels, Young Queer Alliance, European Union, Australian High Commission and United States Embassy, Decentralised Cooperation Programme (DCP), CIM Finance, HSBC Bank Mauritius, SBM Bank Mauritius, National CSR Foundation & Individual Donors

One of the major project for Gender Links Mauritius is the Safe Haven Halfway Home launched on the 1st September 2017

Key projects
European Union Co-Funded Project 2020 – 2024: Advancing Gender Equality in the Republic of Mauritius 
Safe Haven Halfway Home
Kolektif Drwa Imin 

MEDIA
World Press Freedom Day 2021 Webinar

Click here for the Mauritius country report.
Mauritius Strategy 2016 – 2020 


Mauritius: Women’s agency, voices and perspectives

Mauritius: Women’s agency, voices and perspectives

Plis Ki Enn Kota (More Than a Quota): Gender Links to Host Symposium on March 30, 2024, on the Theme “Democratic Consolidation: Women’s Agency, Voices, and Perspectives” Three weeks ago, […]

May 27, 2024 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Mau: Etat des lieux de la représentation des femmes en politique

Mau: Etat des lieux de la représentation des femmes en politique

Après plus d’un demi-siècle d’indépendance et 13 élections législatives, où en est la situation des femmes à Maurice en politique ? Certes la République de Maurice a fait preuve de […]

March 26, 2024 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

GL mourns the passing of Dev Virahsawmy

GL mourns the passing of Dev Virahsawmy

Gender Links learned with deepest sadness of the passing away on 7 November 2023 of Dev Virahsawmy, husband and partner of our former Francophone director Loga Virahsawmy; also father of […]

October 17, 2023 Themes: Feminism Programs: GL Services

“I explained to my children how Safe Haven Halfway Home is allowing us to grow stronger before one day, we move out into a house of our own.”

I had a difficult childhood. My mother was the sole breadwinner and had to do everything on her own. My siblings and I did not attend kindergarten. When we went […]

“As I reached the other side of the river, it started raining and the God-sent water washed away all the dirt that was on my body.”

I am 25 years old and I have three daughters who are under seven years old. My life has always been full of difficulties. I did not know my father […]

A councillor should ensure the mental, physical as well as spiritual emancipation of inhabitants in the locality.

Dhanita Devi Ramsaran is an elected village councillor of the District Council of Flacq since the year 2020. She has known Gender Links via social media and has also previously […]

Additionally, as a dedicated pastor, she takes her advocacy several steps ahead : she shares the beauty and necessity of equality between men and women with the followers of her faith.

Additionally, as a dedicated pastor, she takes her advocacy several steps ahead : she shares the beauty and necessity of equality between men and women with the followers of her faith.

Natacha Hossanny began her career as an officer at the Municipality of Port-Louis (MPL) in 2012. She has known Gender Links (GL) since then and has witnessed the admirable endeavour […]

Embracing the fundamental principles of democracy, she dreams of a society where freedom of expression flourishes, empowering every citizen to voice their opinions without fear or restraint.

Embracing the fundamental principles of democracy, she dreams of a society where freedom of expression flourishes, empowering every citizen to voice their opinions without fear or restraint.

Anoushka Jyotee Greedharree Oogarah has first heard of Gender Links (GL) through its shelter, Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH). She expresses her desire to extend her warmest congratulations to the […]

Mauritius – “MPs should represent the voice of the citizens and adopt a people-centred approach.” Subhasnee Luchmun Roy

“Everyone should be given the opportunity to serve their country, without any discrimination.” Subhasnee Luchmun Roy is a member of the National Assembly and a member of the political party […]

Mauritius – “There is the need for a critical mass of women to change the status quo, in politics and in other roles.” Soonita Kistamah

“Providing the opportunity for women to participate effectively in politics should neither be seen as a favour on women nor simply a result of laws or quotas.” Soonita Kistamah has […]