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Government disburses over Rs 20 m to cater for welfare of women and children in distress

Government disburses over Rs 20 m to cater for welfare of women and children in distress
Date:December 27, 2012|Domain:Gender

GIS: Funds amounting to some Rs 21.7 million have been made available to 25 eligible Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in 2012 to finance approved projects under the Special Collaborative Programme for Women and Children in Distress. The Ministr


Minister Martin calls for a paradigm shift in approach to child protection and development

Minister Martin calls for a paradigm shift in approach to child protection and development
Date:October 26, 2012|Domain:Gender--Education & Training--Health

​GIS - October 26, 2012: The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Mireille Martin, called for a transformational change and a paradigm shift towards a more dedicated intervention and collective responsibility in the


Draft report on Gender-Based Violence Indicators presented for validation

Draft report on Gender-Based Violence Indicators presented for validation
Date:October 19, 2012|Domain:Gender

​GIS - October 19, 2012: Around 24% of women have experienced some form of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and 23% of men have admitted to being perpetrators of GBV. These are the main highlights of the draft GBV Indicators Report presented by Gender Li


Sensitising public officers on human rights instruments relating to gender equality

Sensitising public officers on human rights instruments relating to gender equality
Date:October 16, 2012|Domain:Gender

​GIS - October 16, 2012: A one-day seminar on the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development opened this morning at the Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes, in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Mirei


Building capacity of health professionals in fighting Gender-Based Violence

Building capacity of health professionals in fighting Gender-Based Violence
Date:October 15, 2012|Domain:Health--Gender

​GIS - October 15, 2012: A one-day workshop on Capacity Building Programme on Gender-Based Violence, targeting medical health officers and senior nursing officers, kicked off this morning at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Port Louis, in the pre


National Omnisport Day for Women

National Omnisport Day for Women
Date:September 13, 2012|Domain:Gender--Youth & Sports

​ GIS - September 13, 2012: Some 600 women aged 20 to 60 from all corners of Mauritius are taking part in the various sporting events being held today at the Sir Gaetan Duval Stadium, Rose Hill, in the context of the National Omnisport Day for Wome


Building the capacity of civil officers to promote and implement women's rights

Building the capacity of civil officers to promote and implement women's rights
Date:September 11, 2012|Domain:Gender

GIS - September 11, 2012: A one-day workshop on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) opened this morning at the Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes. The workshop is part of activities organised by the Mi


Indian Women Entrepreneurs urged to explore joint ventures with Mauritian counterparts

 Indian Women Entrepreneurs urged to explore joint ventures with Mauritian counterparts
Date:September 04, 2012|Domain:Gender--International Relations

​ GIS - September 04, 2012: The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Mireille Martin, called on Indian women entrepreneurs to seize the many opportunities provided by the buoyant, dynamic and resilient Mauritian ec


Eight NGOs working for welfare of women and children in distress receive government funding

Eight NGOs working for welfare of women and children in distress receive government funding
Date:August 14, 2012|Domain:Gender

​ GIS - August 14, 2012: The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Ms Mireille Martin, handed over cheques totting up to Rs 3,242,001 to eight Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to fund approved projects under the Sp


Panel discussion focuses on Portrayal of Women in the Media

Panel discussion focuses on Portrayal of Women in the Media
Date:August 09, 2012|Domain:Gender

​ GIS - August 09, 2012: Representatives of Women’s Associations, the National Women’s Council and the Gender Unit of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare gathered this morning at the Cybertower in Ebène for a panel