Fact Sheet Mauritius: Support

Fact Sheet Mauritius: Support

Date: November 22, 2012
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Key facts

  • There are three registered shelters for abused women in Mauritius namely SOS Femmes, Shelter for Women in Distress and Shelter La Colombe.
  • Only one of the shelters , La Colombe is state run and managed by the Ministry of Gender Equality.
  • Shelters in Mauritius provide counselling and a range of empowerment programmes, for women survivors.
  • Current shelter services are disproportionate to the need and give priority to housing children.
  • Six percent of women (5.9%) and 51% men have heard about Hotline 139.

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