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Legislative framework to be strengthened in order to combat domestic violence more effectively

Legislative framework to be strengthened in order to combat domestic violence more effectively
Date:November 25, 2015|Domain:Gender--Judiciary--Law and Order

GIS - 25 November, 2015: “I am confident that by the next session of the National Assembly we would have brought the necessary amendments to strengthen the legislative framework in respect of combatting the scourge of domestic violence in our Republ


Recommendations of the Fact Finding Committee on Residential Care Institutions /Shelters for Children presented to the press

Recommendations of the Fact Finding Committee on Residential Care Institutions /Shelters for Children presented to the press
Date:November 23, 2015|Domain:Gender--Law and Order

GIS - 23 November, 2015: The main recommendations of the Fact Finding Committee on Residential Care Institutions/Shelters for Children were presented by the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Marie-Aurore Perraud,


First women traffic police constables are strong models for other women

First women traffic police constables are strong models for other women
Date:October 30, 2015|Domain:Gender--Law and Order

​GIS - 30 October, 2015: “You have shown your courage by overcoming the gender stereotypes; you are a strong role model to women, encouraging them to pursue their ambitions, as well as to little girls, emboldening them to aspire to higher heights in


A one-month awareness campaign on children’s rights launched

A one-month awareness campaign on children’s rights launched
Date:October 23, 2015|Domain:Gender

GIS - 23 October, 2015: To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on 20 November each year, a one-month awareness campaign for the rights of the child is being jointly organised, since 20 October 2015, by the Ministry of Gender Equality, C


Forging stronger strategic alliance with NGOs and civil society to advance women’s empowerment agenda

Forging stronger strategic alliance with NGOs and civil society to advance women’s empowerment agenda
Date:October 01, 2015|Domain:Gender

​GIS - 01 October, 2015: The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is committed to strengthen its strategic alliance with Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Civil society organisations (CSOs), with a view to furthe


Government insists on concerted and multi-agency approach to fight domestic violence effectively

Government insists on concerted and multi-agency approach to fight domestic violence effectively
Date:September 08, 2015|Domain:Gender--Law and Order

GIS - 08 September, 2015: The imperative for a concerted and multi-agency approach to fight domestic violence and gender-based violence effectively was reiterated this morning by the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare,


NGOs in Rodrigues urge to avail of Special Collaborative Programme for Support to Women and Children in Distress

NGOs in Rodrigues urge to avail of Special Collaborative Programme for Support to Women and Children in Distress
Date:August 28, 2015|Domain:Gender

GIS - 28 August, 2015: The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Marie-Aurore Perraud, appealed to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Rodrigues to seize the opportunities for project funding under the Special C


A more comprehensive and multidisciplinary legislation required to combat domestic violence

A more comprehensive and multidisciplinary legislation required to combat domestic violence
Date:August 17, 2015|Domain:Gender--Law and Order

​GIS - 17  August, 2015: The legislation to combat domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence should be comprehensive and multidisciplinary, criminalising all forms of violence. It should encompass issues of prevention, protection, s


High Caesarean Sections rate in Mauritius to be investigated

High Caesarean Sections rate in Mauritius to be investigated
Date:August 04, 2015|Domain:Health--Employment/Labour--Gender

GIS - 04 August, 2015: The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will conduct a study to identify the reasons behind the high Caesarean sections (CS) rate in Mauritius, which stands at 47% of all deliveries.   The announcement was made by the Mi


Government doubles funds allocated to Special Collaborative Programme for Support to Women and Children in Distress

Government doubles funds allocated to Special Collaborative Programme for Support to Women and Children in Distress
Date:July 23, 2015|Domain:Gender

  ​GIS – 23 July 2015: Government has doubled funds allocated to the Special Collaborative Programme for Support to Women and Children in Distress with a provision of Rs 34 million for the period July 2015 to June 2016.   The objective of the Sp