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Draft of National Women Council Bill being finalised

Draft of National Women Council Bill being finalised
Date:December 10, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 10 December 2013: We are in the process of finalising the draft National ‘Women Council Bill that will further strengthen the role of women’s associations and the regional committees under which they are registered. The aim is to empower women


Chairpersons and Members of Social Welfare Committees meet for Annual Conference

Chairpersons and Members of Social Welfare Committees meet for Annual Conference
Date:December 05, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 5 December 2013: Chairpersons and Members of Social Welfare Committees from the 57 Social Welfare Centres across the island gathered this morning for a Conference on the theme: ‘Social Work Challenges and the Way Forward’. The Minister of Gend


Public Officers Urged to Join Efforts to Tackle Gender-based Violence

Public Officers Urged to Join Efforts to Tackle Gender-based Violence
Date:November 27, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 27 November 2013: The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Mireille Martin, called on public officers to rise up as one voice against gender-based violence and join the chain of solidarity and action to step u


Chinese Embassy Donates Equipment to Local Social Welfare Centres

Chinese Embassy Donates Equipment to Local Social Welfare Centres
Date:November 25, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 25 November 2013: The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China donated equipment to ten Social Welfare Centres during a ceremony held this morning at the Wooton Social Welfare cum Resource Centre in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equa


International Day Against Violence Against Women 2013 focuses on change of attitudes

International Day Against Violence Against Women 2013 focuses on change of attitudes
Date:November 21, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS - 21 November, 2013: Creating a movement that will transform the Mauritian society so that every citizen enjoys peace and safety in the family home by taking his/her responsibility to fight any form of violence and adopting a zero tolerance atti


Minister Martin calls for collaborative efforts to prevent and fight child abuse

Minister Martin calls for collaborative efforts to prevent and fight child abuse
Date:November 05, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 05 November 2013: From 2010 to 2012, the number of child sexual abuse cases registered by the Child Development Unit of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare was 938, representing an average of 300 cases per yea


Capacity Building Programme to promote women’s political participation

Capacity Building Programme to promote women’s political participation
Date:October 28, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 28 October 2013: A two-day workshop on the Political Empowerment of Women targeting representatives of women’s associations across the country kicked off this morning at the National Women Development Centre, Phoenix.   The capacity-buildin


Religious and spiritual leaders urged to become champions against domestic violence

Religious and spiritual leaders urged to become champions against domestic violence
Date:October 25, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 25 October, 2013: In Mauritius where faith and religions play a vital role in the cultures of most people and where religious values and practices are deeply entwined in the fabric of daily lives, religious and spiritual leaders have a signifi


Gender Minister urges women to get involved in entrepreneurship

Gender Minister urges women to get involved in entrepreneurship
Date:September 25, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS – 25 September, 2013: In her address at the launching of the third edition of Women Talk Business Forum held in Phoenix this morning, the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Mireille Martin, urged women to avai


National Women Council to introduce mother tongue literacy programme

National Women Council to introduce mother tongue literacy programme
Date:September 19, 2013|Domain:Gender

GIS - 19 September, 2013:  The Adult Literacy Unit of the National Women’s Council, operating under the aegis of the ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, will soon introduce a new module in the Adult Literacy Programme: