SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

Dea Rene: Learning has no age

Walking on stage with two bags full of her products, Dea captured the attention of everyone with her refreshing enthusiasm and determination. Living alone, Dea is a proud mother of four children and twelve grand-children. However, she prefers being self-sufficient and catering for her own self. Hence, she resorted to the production and sale of […]

Claudia Marengo’s – small business yet big impact

Aged 64 years, Claudia narrates her journey from an employee in a factory to managing a full-fledged catering business. Claudia left her job at a local textile factory roughly ten years ago and joined the production and sale of fish balls, or boulettes in the Mauritian jargon. Circumstances built up in a certain way that […]

Ketty – the radiating entrepreneur from Mauritius

Radiating positiveness through her big bright smile, Ketty, a 36-year-old woman and mother of two residing in Chemin Grenier is an example of success. Her story is not a stereotypical one but behind her smile hides a dark past. Mental abuse and tears were a common thing in her monotonous life. Ketty has been through […]

Youth Sceal (ESAFODAZ), an example of sustainability and success.

Youth Sceal (ESAFODAZ), an example of sustainability and success.

‘’Esafodaz initiative is a business incubator with the overarching aim to create economic growth and positive social impact by empowering women at grassroots level through training on the basics of entrepreneurship, personalized mentoring prior to launching their business and access to support services for their business.’’ ​ Esafodaz is a predominantly female organisation and has […]

Kovillina Durbarry from Week-End

“I talk about menstrual health everywhere I go now. Participating in the Gender Links Journalism Training made motivated me to view things from a new lens and let go of certain privileges. It is a very important subject for me. As a woman, I can afford pads, but what about others? Walking down the road, […]

Nicolas Ritter: Paving the way for an equal Mauritius

Nicolas Ritter: Paving the way for an equal Mauritius

Nicolas Ritter: Paving the way for an equal Mauritius Nicolas Ritter, an HIV & Human Rights activist, is the Executive Director PILS and the Vice Chair Coalition Plus. PILS is the largest HIV organisation of Mauritius while Coalition Plus unites different NGOS fighting against HIV. Nicolas, a man of art who has an immense love […]

Tania Diolle: A role model shaping the socio-political landscape

Tania Diolle: A role model shaping the socio-political landscape

Tania Diolle: A role model shaping the socio-political landscape Tania Diolle has been an activist for greater social justice since the age of 13. The 34-year old woman has had a rich career.  After her studies in Political Science at the University of Mauritius and further studies at Sciences Po Paris, she worked as a […]

Savanne District Council

Savanne District Council

Savanne District Council, moving towards a more gender-balanced future. The District Council of Savanne has some strong insights and their slogans are ‘’LIVING WITH DIGNITY, GENDER EQUALITY, ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE, EMPOWERING OF WOMEN, ABUSE AWARENESS’’. The district serves a population of 80, 000 people. The council has launched a citizen support portal where people with […]

Kolektif Rivier Nwar

Kolektif Rivier Nwar is presenting the Women Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. This project has two parts: Training of women who desire to set up a small business in life-skills and in entrepreneurial skills. ​ Technical training of women who need to improve their technical skills to become professional artisans and entrepreneurs. ​ The aims of this program […]

Association Kinouete

Association Kinouete works with detainees in order to accompany, listen and guide its beneficiaries through their rehabilitation and reintegration process in a professional manner so that they may recover their dignity and autonomy. Their vision is that each detained is a person that is entitled to a second change and is capable of leading a […]