Politics

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 – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.” Neena Ramdenee

Mauritius – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.”  Neena Ramdenee

“One should know how to use one’s knowledge to the benefit of the people.”  Neena Ramdenee’s first encounters with Gender Links occurred more than ten years back through Loga Virahsawmy, Gender Links Board Member and Media Consultant and thereafter Anushka Virahsawmy, Country Director of Gender Links Mauritius. She attended presentations and most recently participated in […]

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: New constitution must promote gender parity

Bots: New constitution must promote gender parity

By Neo Kolantsho, Gaborone, 19 April: Botswana is currently undertaking consultations on whether its 55 year-old Constitution should be reviewed. This has given Batswana an opportunity to push aggressively towards gender equality more than ever. The Constitution review information gathering process being done through community meetings across the country provides a platform to lobby for […]

April 29, 2022 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: News

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

By Joseph Kayira Lilongwe, 8 April 2022 – The President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera has announced his  commitment to champion the election of 50 percent women legislators in Parliament as a stepping stone toward the promotion of women empowerment and gender equality. Currently, the 193-seat Malawi Parliament has 23% percent women representation according to the […]

Mauritius: Gender Links hosts 50-50 symposium

Mauritius: Gender Links hosts 50-50 symposium

Gender Links Mauritius in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles is pleased to invite you for a 50-50 Symposium which is part of Gender Links project co-funded by the European Union. You are invited to join the event virtually as from 10.00 […]

Mauritius – “Don’t let things happen, make things happen” Rama Ersapah

Mauritius – “Don’t let things happen, make things happen” Rama Ersapah

“People should be able to assist a debate being led by a woman and give due regard to potentiality and meritocracy irrespective of gender.” Rama Ersapah is currently a Lecturer in Marketing and Management at Middlesex University and is a member of the political party ‘Reform Party’. He has known Gender Links since many years. […]

March 10, 2022 Themes: Drivers of Change | Gender equality | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Mauritius -“For women politicians to drive change, we need feminist-minded politicians” Dr Ramola Ramtohul

Mauritius -“For women politicians to drive change, we need feminist-minded politicians” Dr Ramola Ramtohul

“The weaker the women’s lobby, the less potential one has to drive change.” Dr Ramola Ramtohul is Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Mauritius. Her encounter with Gender Links goes back to when she interviewed Loga Virahsawmy (who was heading Media Watch Organization) on the role that women played during […]