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Mauritius: A Quota system for Women in Politics

Mauritius: A Quota system for Women in Politics

By Sheistah Bundhoo-Deenoo Moka, 18 May: A quota system in Mauritius will be a roadmap to ensure women’s political participation. This summarises the main output of the 50-50 symposium organised by Gender Links Mauritius with financial support from the European union. The symposium sought to discuss and analyse Women’s PoliticaL Participation (WPP) and the need […]

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.” Sita Saminaden

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.”  Sita Saminaden

Sita Saminaden is the Director of Stephen Business School in Mauritius and is a member of the political party ‘Rassemblement Mauricien’. Her first encounter with Gender Links occurred in 2021 when she attended training sessions on ‘Women and Youth in Politics’.   Education and Childhood: Self belief Despite her humble beginnings, childhood sickness and stereotypes around […]

Mauritius – “Politics is closely linked to conviction, believing in the fact that I can improve the daily lives of the people around me.” Nicolas Jummun

Mauritius – “Politics is closely linked to conviction, believing in the fact that I can improve the daily lives of the people around me.” Nicolas Jummun

“People should be at the heart of the development of a country and therefore of any decision.”  Nicolas Jummun is a non-teaching staff of St. Mary’s College and a founding member of the political party ‘Idéal Démocrate’ in Mauritius. He has attended and learnt a lot from the training sessions on ‘Women and Youth in […]

May 2, 2022 Themes: Elections | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Mauritius – “Veins of steel, heart of honey”, Anishta Babooram

Mauritius – “Veins of steel, heart of honey”, Anishta Babooram

“It is very important for women to be economically independent, even more so in the 21st century and to not be afraid to speak up.” Anishta Babooram is an educator and has been officially delegated by her political party to work in a constituency in the south of Mauritius.  Babooram has been assigned several times […]

Bots: Women make the case for Constitutional Review

Bots: Women make the case for Constitutional Review

Gaborone, 24 March: Women across political parties are joining forces to make the case that Botswana’s 55 year-old Constitution needs to be reviewed if the country is to deliver on its commitments to gender equality. In a press statement at the close of a two-day strategy meeting convened by Gender Links, representatives of the Alliance […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Elections | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: President urged to walk the talk

Botswana: President urged to walk the talk

Francistown, November 25, 2021 Women politicians from across the political divide in Botswana have called for the overhauling of the Constitution and the Electoral Act ahead of the 2024 elections to ensure women’s equal and effective political participation. The participants of the second leg of the Women’s Political Participation Cross Generational Academy training held in […]

November 26, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: WPP training in Francistown

Botswana: WPP training in Francistown

Gender Links is conducting five cross – generation academies in Botswana, starting with two locations – Palapye and Francistown in November 2021. The academies are week-long sessions aimed at enhancing the inclusion and effective participation of women in political decision-making with a strong emphasis on local government. The academies are hosted by “hub” councils in […]

November 22, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: WPP training in Palapye

Botswana: WPP training in Palapye

Gender Links is conducting five cross – generation academies in Botswana, starting with two locations – Palapye and Francistown in November 2021. The academies are week-long sessions aimed at enhancing the inclusion and effective participation of women in political decision-making with a strong emphasis on local government. The academies are hosted by “hub” councils in […]

November 16, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: Women demand new deal in Constitution

Botswana: Women demand new deal in Constitution

Palapye, 9 November: Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and delivers gender equality. The President announced in the State of the […]

November 10, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

African Women’s Political Participation Barometer

African Women’s Political Participation Barometer

The first African Women’s Political Participation Barometer was launched by HE President Joyce Banda on 18 March. Find out more about the launch of the Barometer here. Download the chapters below. English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French English French […]

May 15, 2021 Themes: Elections | Gender equality | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign