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Mauritius to host FEMCOM’s Annual General Meeting next year

Mauritius to host FEMCOM’s Annual General Meeting next year
Date:December 09, 2014|Domain:Gender--Economy & Finance--International Relations

​GIS - 9 December 2014:  Mauritius will host, in September 2015, the next Annual General Meeting of the Federation of National Associations of Women in Business in Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM), which endeavours to promote p


Recommendations on the reinforcement of framework to combat domestic violence to be submitted to Cabinet soon

Recommendations on the reinforcement of framework to combat domestic violence to be submitted to Cabinet soon
Date:November 25, 2014|Domain:Gender

​GIS - 25 November 2014: The Advisory Committee on the Reinforcement of Framework for the Protection of Domestic Violence, set up by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare in March 2014, has submitted its report on 20


UTM Communication students briefed on pervasiveness of gender-based violence in society

UTM Communication students briefed on pervasiveness of gender-based violence in society
Date:October 06, 2014|Domain:Education & Training--Gender

GIS - 06 October, 2014: It is dramatic that gender-based violence is so pervasive and frequent in society: one out of three women has, at one time or another, been a victim of violence; it is also appalling that such acts will be committed by someon


Social welfare committees: key in improving local families’ lives

Social welfare committees: key in improving local families’ lives
Date:October 01, 2014|Domain:Education & Training--Gender

GIS - 01 October, 2014: Chairpersons and Members of Social Welfare Committees can play a crucial role in improving the lives of families in the local communities. With their wide field experiences and by acting as the link between local communities


Ministry of Gender Equality organises first Table Tennis Tournament for women

Ministry of Gender Equality organises first Table Tennis Tournament for women
Date:October 01, 2014|Domain:Youth & Sports--Gender

GIS - 01 October, 2014: The Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and the Final of a Table Tennis Tournament for women, the first to be organised by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, kicked off this morning at the Table Te


Politics: crucial in increasing women’s voices and participation in society

Politics: crucial in increasing women’s voices and participation in society
Date:September 23, 2014|Domain:Gender--Education & Training

​GIS - 23 September, 2014: It is through politics that women’s voices can be heard, and their ideas and aspirations taken into consideration at the highest levels of decision-making.   The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family


OASIS – the first specialised centre for sex abuse children inaugurated

OASIS – the first specialised centre for sex abuse children inaugurated
Date:September 11, 2014|Domain:Gender

GIS – 11 September 2014: OASIS, the new specialised Residential Care/Drop-in Centre to cater for children victims of commercial and sexual exploitation, the first of its kind in Mauritius, was inaugurated in Port Louis yesterday by the Minister of G


Facilitating women entrepreneurs’ access to COMESA markets and resources

Facilitating women entrepreneurs’ access to COMESA markets and resources
Date:August 29, 2014|Domain:Gender

GIS – 29 August 2014: The National Women Entrepreneur Council(NWEC) signed, yesterday at Voilà Hotel in Bagatelle, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federation of National Associations of Women in Business in Common Market for Eastern and


Public Officers trained to detect Gender-Based Violence

Public Officers trained to detect Gender-Based Violence
Date:August 28, 2014|Domain:Civil Service--Gender

GIS – 28 August 2014:  A first batch of public officers from the Human Resource Cadre is participating, at Fooks House in Port Louis, in a one-day training programme on Victim Empowerment and Abuser Rehabilitation Policy (VEARP), aimed at empowering


New hall in Le Hochet offers more space for self-development and empowerment activities

New hall in Le Hochet offers more space for self-development and empowerment activities
Date:August 26, 2014|Domain:Gender

GIS – 26 August 2014: Women of Le Hochet, Terre Rouge, and of neighbouring localities have now more space and additional amenities for their empowerment and development with the inauguration of a new hall held yesterday at Le Hochet Social Welfare C