Gender Justice

Mauritius: Building resilience after years of abuse

“I want to learn how to love myself, give myself more value, and put myself first.” My name is Esha and I am 36 years old. I am a mother […]

Mauritius: Learning to become independent

“After that violent incident, I asserted that I no longer wanted to stay in my comfort zone or depend on my husband.” My name is Rosaline and I am 21 […]

April 13, 2023 Themes: Intimate partner violence | Young Women Programs: Gender Justice

Mauritius: Growing stronger every day

“I will not tolerate abuse again as I have learnt how to stand up and care for myself.” My name is Divya and I am currently in Grade 9. I […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Children | Physical violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Mauritius: Education is the key to success

“I want to go to university and have a useful degree when I grow up.” My name is Eva, I am 11 years old and I am in Grade 5. […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Children | Emotional violence | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Evelyn’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Getting out of the shadow of fear and violence “At that moment, I asked myself: why should I accept to be hit?” My name is Evelyn and I am 43 […]

Shiril’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Learning to live with dignity “They took me to the police station and I told them clearly that I do not want to go back with my husband following all […]

Hilona’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Dealing with dysfunctionality “In terms of my future goals, I dream of having my own comfortable house, with a big garden and a pool which has enough room for me, […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Emotional violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Aisha’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home

Making the most of my life “I aim to have a job and a house of my own and to be financially independent.” My name is Aisha and I am […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Elizabeth’s Story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Not giving up in the face of addiction and violence “Now, I refuse to be subjected to violence, and I teach the same principle to my children.” My name is […]

Camelia’s story from Safe Haven Halfway Home Mauritius

Healing from traumatic life experiences “I am learning to establish healthy boundaries with everyone around me.” My name is Camelia and I am aged 32 years old. I have two […]