Fact Sheet Mauritius: Response

Fact Sheet Mauritius: Response

Date: November 22, 2012
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Key facts

  • Mauritius is party to international and regional instruments on human rights including the Optional protocol to the CEDAW and the African Charter on Human and People’s rights.
  • The Protection from Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) of 1997 is the main legislation covering issues of domestic violence in Mauritius. The PDVA was amended in 2004, 2007 and 2011.
  • Other GBV related laws include the Equal opportunity Act, the Sex Discrimination Act and the Sexual Offences Bill.
  • Three quarters (75%) of women and 86% of men participating in the survey were aware of the PDVA.
  • About half (46%) of women and men (51%) participating in the survey had heard about Hotline 119.
  • The FSBx, police, hospitals and judiciary enforce mechanisms provided for in the PDVA.
  • The FSBx recorded 2215 cases of domestic violence in 2010.
  • The police recorded 3525 cases of domestic violence cases with female victims in 2010
  • The police recorded 254 sexual offences cases with adult victims in 2010.
  • The Judiciary recorded 1905 new cases of domestic violence and disposed 1819 domestic violence cases in 2010.
  •  The judiciary recorded 393 new sexual offences cases and disposed 91 sexual offences cases in 2010.
  •  The public hospitals recorded 856 domestic violence cases in 2009.

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