Seychelles

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 […]

Findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study

Findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study

25 November Launch of the preliminary findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study. More than half of the women (58%) and 43% of men have experienced some form of GBV at least once in their lifetime. Both women and men have perpetrated GBV with 31% and 40% prevalence rates respectively. The study further shows that […]

Laws of Seychelles: Election Act chapter 68A

Preliminary Act: these Act may be cited as the election Act, shall apply to the election of the President and referendum. Registration of voters: Every citizen of Seychelles is entitled as a voter to be registered as a voter.

September 9, 2016 Themes: Elections Programs: Policy and action plans

Agriculture

Agriculture

Seychelles, February 2016

February 29, 2016 Themes: Agriculture | Business | Economics | Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta – Seychelles

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta – Seychelles

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta is a trained journalist who has worked for the Red Cross, Disaster Management Education and Awareness. Currently she is a Press attaché in the Ministry of Environment and Energy led by Minister Rolph Payet.

July 5, 2015 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Women in Media