The first in-country Gender Justice and Local Government Summit and Awards was held at Gold Crest Hotel, Mauritius on the 6, 7 and 21 March 2012. The summit brought together participants under the banner “365 days of local action to end violence and empower women.” Participants included local councils and NGOs and representatives of ministries of Gender Equality and Local Government.

In 2015 the summit opening was attended by a total of 188 participants (entrants, judges, chairpersons, government entities and civil society organisations including partners). A total of 48 entries were received of which 45 were presented at the summit (37 females, 8 males) from 9 categories, including the Institutional Local Government COEs.

The summit resulted in one media release, and substantial media coverage and the in kind support received. It was recognised by the president of the Republic of Mauritius as a great learning platform for sharing good practices on gender mainstreaming.

 The summit is a combination of local government, media and Alliance partners who were invited to share their best practices under the three categories and in five themes as follows:

  • Gender Based Violence
  • Climate Change
  • Women’s rights
  • Leadership
  • HIV and Aids
  • 50/50

188 people were present for the Opening Ceremony from a wide range of organisations including Embassies and high commissions, European Union, UNDP officials, Ministries, Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organisations, the commissioner of police, legal entities.

You can view the best practice submissions by clicking on the categories below.