Mauritius Local Government Gender Action Plan Training Manual

Mauritius Local Government Gender Action Plan Training Manual

Date: March 2, 2012
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The local government gender action plan workshop manual is a product of the Training of Trainer (TOT) workshop that took place in Johannesburg in November 2007. The workshop brought together representatives of gender and local government ministries, local government authorities and their staff from the four case study countries of the Gender Links (GL) study: At the Coalface, Gender and Local Government. The four countries are Mauritius, Lesotho, South Africa and Namibia.

Special thanks are due to Loga Virahsawmy, Chair of Media Watch Organisation, Vikram Purmessur, Principal Assistant Secretary, Urmila Radhakeessoon and Mary Coopan of the Ministry of Local Government, Vandana Jodhoa from the Ministry of Women’s Rights, Child Development and Family Welfare, Bhoodevi Hadeen, Rozy Khedoo, District Councillors and Syamla Ramdoyal, Village Councillor who worked on the manual at the Johannesburg Workshop in November 2007 and ensured that it is tailored to the needs of the Mauritian councils.

The manual draws its inspiration from many sources, including the SADC Toolkit for Decision Makers; the Oxfam Gender Training Manual and the pilot projects on mainstreaming gender in local government conducted by GL with the cities of Johannesburg, eThekwini and Msunduzi over the period 2004-2007 with support from the Mott Foundation.

Loga Virahsawmy and Saskia Virahsawmy Naidoo, President and member of MWO-GEMSA, GL Executive Director Colleen Lowe Morna and Susan Tolmay, GL Gender and Governance Manager compiled and edited the final manual.

Dev Virahsawmy, Linguist and Writer did the Creole version of the manual. Anushka Virahsawmy did the design, illustrations and lay out.

Gender Links expresses its sincere appreciation to the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) for sponsoring this project.


Publisher: Gender Links
Year of Publication: 2009
Download : 10078_mauritius_local_govt_gender_action_plan_manual_-_kreol_version.pdf

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Princess says:

hi,i wanted to say that i had the opportunity to work with the Gender Links program…i had 3 days of full courses,and these 3 days has been 3 wonderful and unforgettable day.It has been really very beneficial to me,since i’m still a student and was little shy to talk before,but after this 3 days i was able to voice out..ive made 2 meeting in my location in order to talk and make the women aware of the rights of the women..if i could get the opportunity to have everyday courses like this,i will be taking them at any cost…i will also like to thank Loga Virahsawmy,marie-anick and all my collegues that have taken part and made these 3 days been the best ever.we had been through all kind of feelings and known each other better,we were like a family member and till today we still are…especially 2 my little meza….thanking you all….and eep it up..

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