The Mauritius Summit took place from 31 May 2019 – 01 June 2019.
Contact: Sheistah Bundhoo
Téléphone: +230 4373960/ 57709846
Email: progmauritius@genderlinks.org.za

The Mauritius #Voice and Choice Summit 2019 took place on the 31st of May 2019 and attracted 52 entries. The event was held at the Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes where participants were called upon to share their best practices through case studies presentations supported by evidences.

With the active participation of 6 COEs over 12, this has been a milestone for GL Mauritius even if Councils do not work directly on the theme of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The Summit categories set were as followed under the ACTION category:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) including: Menstrual health; Maternal health;  SRHR Services and Comprehensive Sexual Education; Teenage pregnancies; Safe Abortion; HIV and AIDS; Child marriages; GBV;  Sexual diversity.
  • Economic justice
  • Gender and governance governance
  • Gender and climate change

Youth based organisations, media partners, drivers of change and the Sunrise participants were equally called to participate in the Summit.

QUICK FACTS

  • Number of participants: 60 total participants; 15 males and 45 females
  • Number of councils represented: 6 Councils (3 Urban and 3 Rural)
  • Number of summit entries: 52 entries
  • Number of women and men winners: 11 female winners, 3 male winners
  • Number of men and women runner ups: 7 female runner ups, 3 male runner ups
  • Number of media mentions: 4 media mentions
  • Number of social media posts, likes, retweets : Facebook:- 6595 organic reach, 244 likes, 24 comments and 27 shares

Download the Summit Programme.  View the press release.

Winners:

The winners announced during the evening are as follows:

CATEGORY WINNER RUNNER UP
Local Government Urban most Resourceful Council Category Vacoas – Phoenix Municipal Council
Local Government Rural Most Resourceful Council Category Savanne District Council
Overall Winner Council Best Urban Performance Category Quatre Bornes Municipal Council
Overall Winner Council Best Rural Performance Category Savanne District Council
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Category Future Hope AILES
Gender and Climate Change Category APEDED  Le Barachois Project
Gender Based Violence Category, Groupement Social de Souillac Kolektif Rivier Nwar
Gender and Economic Justice Category Association Kinouete SAFIRE
Gender and Governance Category University of Mauritius Medcare Academy
Youth Category YUVA Youth Sceal
Media Category Yannick Bazile from La Vie Catholique. Kovillina Durbarry from Week-End
Drivers of Change Category Nicolas Ritter, founder of Prevention, Information et Lutte contre le Sida (PILS) Tania Diolle
Sunrise Recent Entrepreneur Category (women who have been mentored by GL during the two last years) Dea Rene Claudia Marengo
Sunrise Previous Entrepreneur Category, (women who have been mentored by GL in 2014/2015) Ketty Périchon Véronique Célestin

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