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International Women’s Day 2019: Prime Minister takes stock of progress made by women in the textile industry

International Women’s Day 2019: Prime Minister takes stock of progress made by women in the textile industry
Date:March 08, 2019|Domain:Gender

GIS - 08 March, 2019: The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, met with some employees of RT Knits Ltd, today, at La


International Women’s Day: Government not to tolerate any discrimination against women, exhorts PM

International Women’s Day: Government not to tolerate any discrimination against women, exhorts PM
Date:March 08, 2019|Domain:Gender

GIS - 08 March, 2019: Government will not tolerate any discrimation against women and no efforts will be spared towards protecting women against injustice and violence as well as in preserving their identity. Women should have their due recognition


Prime Minister visits female medical staff of A.G.Jeetoo Hospital on International Women’s Day

Prime Minister visits female medical staff of A.G.Jeetoo Hospital on International Women’s Day
Date:March 08, 2019|Domain:Gender--Health

GIS - 08 March, 2019: The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth effected a visit, today, at the A.G.Jeetoo Hospital


Gender Equality Bill to serve as a fundamental legislation for women, says Vice-Prime Minister Jeewa-Daureeawoo

Gender Equality Bill to serve as a fundamental legislation for women, says Vice-Prime Minister Jeewa-Daureeawoo
Date:February 28, 2019|Domain:Gender--Judiciary

GIS – 28 February 2019: New measures and policies have to be worked out at this pre-budgetary stage so as to continue empowering women and encourage a gender inclusive society.  The Gender Equality Bill which is currently being prepared with the ass


Less women opt for STEM at secondary and tertiary education level, MRC study reveals

Less women opt for STEM at secondary and tertiary education level, MRC study reveals
Date:February 20, 2019|Domain:Gender--Education & Training

GIS – 20 February 2019: The number of female candidates opting for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at the Higher School Certificate and tertiary level in Mauritius are lower than the number of male candidates, in par


Vice-Prime Minister advocates self-defense training for women empowerment

Vice-Prime Minister advocates self-defense training for women empowerment
Date:January 09, 2019|Domain:Gender

GIS - 09 January, 2019: Self-defense empowers women, increases their physical strength, but more importantly, it raises their self-esteem. Through self-defense, women feel empowered from the inside, become physically stronger and transform into conf


Vice-Prime Minister Jeewa-Daureeawoo urges parents to inculcate gender equity values to children at an early stage

Vice-Prime Minister Jeewa-Daureeawoo urges parents to inculcate gender equity values to children at an early stage
Date:December 06, 2018|Domain:Gender--Education & Training

GIS – 06 December 2018: Women have the important role of ensuring the smooth running of the family unit which constitutes an important pillar of the society. By ensuring the welfare of the family members and proper upbringing of their children who a


Joint Monitoring Framework Agreement for tracking progress of Mauritius-EU Gender Action Plan

Joint Monitoring Framework Agreement for tracking progress of Mauritius-EU Gender Action Plan
Date:November 29, 2018|Domain:Gender--Law and Order

GIS – 29 November 2018: A Joint Monitoring Framework Agreement will soon be signed between the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare and the European Union (EU) with the objective of tracking progress on the implementatio


Prime Minister encourages victims of abuses to report acts of domestic violence and perpetrators

Prime Minister encourages victims of abuses to report acts of domestic violence and perpetrators
Date:November 26, 2018|Domain:Gender--Law and Order

GIS – 26 November 2018: Government is committed to the elimination of gender-based violence and abides by its obligation to espouse values that give women their due respect and dignity. It is crucial to encourage victims to take the first and most i


VPM Jeewa-Daureeawoo hands over Leadership Development Certificates to Women Entrepreneurs

VPM Jeewa-Daureeawoo hands over Leadership Development Certificates to Women Entrepreneurs
Date:November 23, 2018|Domain:Gender--Business & Industry

GIS – 23 November 2018: Certificates were awarded, yesterday, to 44 women entrepreneurs registered with the National Women Entrepreneur Council (NWEC), who have followed the Leadership Development Training Programme during a ceremony held at the Nat