Seychelles

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

By Laura Pillay Addressing teenage pregnancies through Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and making contraception available to teenagers The rate of teenage pregnancies in the Republic of Seychelles, has increased steadily over the years. Despite the inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum under the Personal, Social and Citizenship Education (PSE) programme, the small island […]

July 17, 2019 Themes: Unemployment | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Seychelles #VoiceandChoice Summit winners announced

Seychelles #VoiceandChoice Summit winners announced

Victoria, July, 07, 2019: Seychelles hosted its first #VoiceandChoice Summit on Friday 5 July  with four winners in the media, gender and climate change, economic justice and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) categories. The Summit held at the STC Conference Center in Victoria, is an initiative of Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa […]

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

By Laura Pillay May 17, 2016, International Day against Homophobia, was symbolic for LGBTI+ in Seychelles as the Republic of Seychelles joined the list of countries to decriminalise same sex acts, under the administration of former President James Michel. Prior to decriminalisation, Section 151 of the Penal Code banned same-sex intercourse between males, categorising it […]

June 30, 2019 Themes: Justice system | Sex roles | Sexuality Programs: News | Portrayal

Seychelles to host Voice and Choice Summit

Seychelles to host Voice and Choice Summit

Victoria, 4  July: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance GEM Plus will host the #VoiceandChoice summits in Seychelles on Friday 5 July 2019. The country level summit will culminate in a regional summit to be held in South Africa in November 2019 at the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism. […]

Seychelles: Same sex couples seek right to adopt children

Seychelles: Same sex couples seek right to adopt children

By Julliete Dine Mahe, 11 May:  As a country who has signed multiple human rights conventions, Seychelles still holds reservations on the right of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Iintersex (LGBTI) community.  Same sex couples from this community seeks to adopt children but the current adoption law enacted in 1982 does not make provision […]

June 4, 2019 Themes: LGBTI | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

Seychelles:“I suspected something was wrong”

Seychelles:“I  suspected something was wrong”

By Juliette Dine, Mahe, 17 May: There are significant numbers of women and adolescent girls living with either cyst or fibroids in Seychelles. Two health conditions that attack ovaries and challenge women’s ability to have children. At the moment the Ministry of Health do not have any statistics on the number of cases reported at […]

May 30, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

Seychelles: Championing sexual and reproductive health through social media

Seychelles has been active in Sexual and Reproductive Health since its creation in the Ministry of Health, conducting outreach activities in schools, public places, and communities. Its Facebook page is active, with weekly posts which include pictures of  local activities and links from organisations, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). The ministry officers reach […]

The National Gender Policy Republic of the Seychelles

The Seychelles’ National Gender Policy is available. There are no  overtly discriminatory laws in the Republic of the Seychelles. The gap therefore lies in the enforcement and implementation of the law. Legislation drafting and domestication of treaties and protocols ratified by the Seychelles should mainstream gender. The gender mainstreaming approaches of SADC, the Commonwealth Secretariat […]

Seychelles leading the way in promoting gender equality

Seychelles leading the way in promoting gender equality

By Salifa Magnan Gender Based Violence is a common problem in Seychelles and the majority of the affected are women. The most recent study shows that at least 54 percent of women have experienced some form of intimate domestic violence. According to the 2016 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer gender, biased attitudes contribute towards violence against […]

September 8, 2017 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Seychelles: GBV study includes focus on men

By Kevin Chiramba Henri*, a calm man in his late fifties employed as a security guard in the market in Victoria, the capital, endured years of verbal, emotional and physical abuse from his wife. She ran the family business, was unfaithful, and insulted and punched him. Once she threatened him with a knife. He endured […]