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Greater participation of women and youth in political life leads to stronger democracy, PM says

Greater participation of women and youth in political life leads to stronger democracy, PM says
Date:December 08, 2016|Domain:Gender--Youth & Sports--Education & Training

GIS – 08 December, 2016: A greater participation of women and the youth in the political life of our country will lead to a stronger democracy and a consultative and participative decision making structure, involving women and young people, is indee


Women and girl empowerment essential to achieve sustainable development

Women and girl empowerment essential to achieve sustainable development
Date:December 02, 2016|Domain:Gender

GIS – 02 December 2016: The necessity to empower women and girls so that they participate fully across all sectors and contribute to achieve sustainable development was reiterated by the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welf


National Children’s Council donates educational toys to over 100 Agalegan children

National Children’s Council donates educational toys to over 100 Agalegan children
Date:December 01, 2016|Domain:Gender

​GIS - 01 December, 2016: The National Children’s Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is donating educational toys to more than 100 Agalegan children to enable them to learn while play


Regional training programme to empower women councillors launched this morning

Regional training programme to empower women councillors launched this morning
Date:November 28, 2016|Domain:Gender

​GIS - 29 November, 2016: The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is organising a series of five regional capacity building programmes for female councillors of both Municipal and District Councils. The aim is to enable


RYC Sports Based Programme yielding satisfactory results, says Minister Sawmynaden

RYC Sports Based Programme yielding satisfactory results, says Minister Sawmynaden
Date:November 25, 2016|Domain:Youth & Sports--Gender--Social Security

GIS– 25 November, 2016: Inmates of the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) who participated in the ‘RYC Sports Based Programme’ were handed over certificates yesterday at the Beau Bassin Sports Complex. Girls who followed training on life skills recei


International Day Against Violence Against Women: A colloquium on the Justice System launched

International Day Against Violence Against Women: A colloquium on the Justice System launched
Date:November 25, 2016|Domain:Gender

 GIS – 25 November, 2016: A colloquium on the Justice System for Domestic Violence was launched this morning by the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Marie-Aurore Perraud, at Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel Port-L


Prevention of Substance Abuse among children: Strategic Plan underway

Prevention of Substance Abuse among children: Strategic Plan underway
Date:November 18, 2016|Domain:Gender

GIS – 18 November 2016: A Strategic Plan on the prevention of substance abuse amongst children is under preparation by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. In this context, the Minister of Gender Equality, Child


New information system to revolutionise data collection on domestic violence

New information system to revolutionise data collection on domestic violence
Date:November 16, 2016|Domain:Gender

GIS– 16 November 2016: A web-based computer system for registration of reported cases of domestic violence was launched this morning at the National Women Development Centre in Phoenix. The Domestic Violence Information System (DOVIS) is being impl


Domestic violence hotline ‘139’ becomes toll free

Domestic violence hotline ‘139’ becomes toll free
Date:November 14, 2016|Domain:Gender

​GIS – 14 November, 2016: The Hotline 139, dedicated to domestic violence, is now toll free so as to enable victims of domestic violence to seek assistance even when their telephone have run out of credit or have zero balance.   The Minister of Ge


Change in mindset required for gender equality, says Minister Aurore Perraud

Change in mindset required for gender equality, says Minister Aurore Perraud
Date:November 11, 2016|Domain:Gender

GIS – 11 November 2016: “Government can continuously step up efforts to promote gender equality, but without a change in mindset from every single individual in this country, there can be no gender equality.” This call for a shift in the mindset