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Restructuration of National Women’s Council to better provide assistance to women

Restructuration of National Women’s Council to better provide assistance to women
Date:February 06, 2020|Domain:Gender

GIS - 06 February, 2020: The National Women’s Council (NWC) will be restructured to better provide assistance in the implementation and evaluation of Government policies relating to the needs of women, stated the Minister of Gender Equality and Fami


NEF: Empowering women to become financially independent

Date:January 31, 2020|Domain:Business & Industry--Education & Training--Gender

GIS – 31 January, 2020: Some 29 women from the region of Port Louis, Quartier Militaire, and Plaine Wilhems, who have completed a course in Pastry Making were awarded, yesterday, certificates during a ceremony held at the seat of the National Empowe


Workshops to advance the cause for gender equality

Workshops to advance the cause for gender equality
Date:January 29, 2020|Domain:Gender

GIS - 29 January, 2020: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius is organising a series of lectures and workshops on issues pertaining to women’s rights and c


Capacity building workshop on Gender Mainstreaming for officers of public and parastatal bodies

Capacity building workshop on Gender Mainstreaming for officers of public and parastatal bodies
Date:January 20, 2020|Domain:Gender

GIS - 20 January, 2020: A two-day capacity building workshop regrouping some 60 officers from various public organisations and parastatal bodies was held, on 16 and 17 January 2020, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Balaclava. The primary objective o


Towards the setting up of an Observatory for Gender-Based Violence

Towards the setting up of an Observatory for Gender-Based Violence
Date:December 10, 2019|Domain:Gender

GIS - 10 December, 2019:  The setting up of an Observatory for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is high on Government’s agenda to address the issues in relation to GBV cases which are matters of national concern. The Observatory will better help Governme


Information, Education and Communication Strategy and Costed Action Plan for Gender Equality

Information, Education and Communication Strategy and Costed Action Plan for Gender Equality
Date:December 06, 2019|Domain:Gender

GIS - 06 December, 2019: Several experts and professionals were convened yesterday at a consultative workshop held in presence of the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Koonjoo-Shah, at the Gold Crest Hotel in Quatre-Bornes.


Consultative workshop on Perpetrator’s Rehabilitation Programme

Consultative workshop on Perpetrator’s Rehabilitation Programme
Date:November 28, 2019|Domain:Gender--International Relations

GIS - 28 November, 2019: A consultative workshop on the Perpetrator’s Rehabilitation Programme was held, this morning, in presence of the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Koonjoo-Shah, the Australian High Commissioner, Mrs


PM to set up high level committee to address scourge of domestic violence

PM to set up high level committee to address scourge of domestic violence
Date:November 25, 2019|Domain:Gender

GIS - 25 November, 2019: The Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, announced the setting up of a high level committe


Round table to reflect on measures to combat domestic violence

Round table to reflect on measures to combat domestic violence
Date:October 02, 2019|Domain:Gender

GIS - 02 October, 2019: A round table regrouping various major stakeholders will be organised with the objective to reflect on new measures and initiatives needed to combat the social scourge of domestic violence. The Vice-Prime Minister, Minister


Vice-Prime Minister calls for collective efforts to combat domestic violence

Vice-Prime Minister calls for collective efforts to combat domestic violence
Date:September 24, 2019|Domain:Gender--Social Security

​GIS - 24 September, 2019: Domestic violence is not only a legal issue but it is also a societal problem which needs to be addressed collectively and at individual level.   The Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands, Mi