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Why Very Few Women Go Into Politics In Mauritius

Why Very Few Women Go Into Politics In Mauritius

Mauritius is an island that is famed for its beautiful beaches and for its reputation as an “African success story”. Since its independence from the UK in 1968, it has had tremendous economic progress, consolidated its democracy and maintained political stability. Mauritius has held 11 general elections since independence. But the recent general elections highlighted one serious political […]

Mauritius 2017 Unemployment Falls To Lowest Since 2008

Mauritius 2017 Unemployment Falls To Lowest Since 2008

The unemployment rate in Mauritius fell to 7.1 percent last year from 7.3 percent in 2016, its lowest level since 2008, official data showed on Thursday.   Statistics Mauritius said the number of unemployed fell by 600 from 42,400 to 41,800. It said unemployment was now at its lowest since 2008 when the rate was […]

Women Get Trained In Business And Gender Mainstreaming In Mauritius

Women Get Trained In Business And Gender Mainstreaming In Mauritius

‘Women in business and gender mainstreaming’ was the focus of a workshop held yesterday at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène. The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mr Ashit Kumar Gungah, and the Head of ITC Women and Trade Programme of the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva, Mrs Vanessa Erogbogbo, as well […]

Gender Minister Emphasises The Contribution Of Women In Socio-Economic Development

Gender Minister Emphasises The Contribution Of Women In Socio-Economic Development

Women should be recognised for their values and contribution in the socio-economic development of the country and the pivotal role they play in the family. As a caring Government no stone will be left unturned to give women the merit and due recognition with full dignity. The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family […]

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Gender Equality was the focus of a half-day lecture delivered by Former New Zealand Prime Minister, also the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Mrs Helen Clark, yesterday at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo. Mrs Helen […]

Public-Private Partnership To Assist Girls Become Strong Members of Society In Mauritius

Public-Private Partnership To Assist Girls Become Strong Members of Society In Mauritius

Some 300 drop-out school girls aged between 13 and 18 will join the ‘Goal’ Programme, a capacity-building intervention which aims at addressing three levels of personal, social and economic empowerment of adolescent girls using sport and life skill education so that they can make informed life choices. This joint initiative of the Ministry of Gender […]

Focus On Retention of Girls And Young Women In Education Systems IN Mauritius

Focus On Retention of Girls And Young Women In Education Systems IN Mauritius

The education of girls and young women should cease to be an eristic matter subject to controversy or disputation. The African Renaissance can only be built on the conviction that the story of African girls and young women should no more be narrated sotto voce. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and […]

Mauritius: Pravind Kumar Jugnauth Sworn In As Prime Minister of Mauritius

Mauritius: Pravind Kumar Jugnauth Sworn In As Prime Minister of Mauritius

Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius yesterday afternoon at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall, Government House in Port Louis. The Swearing-In Ceremony of the Prime Minister and Ministers was held in the presence of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mrs Ameena Gurib-Fakim, and other […]

Mauritius: National SME Incubator Scheme Operational This Month

Mauritius: National SME Incubator Scheme Operational This Month

The National Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Incubator Scheme will become operational this month. The elaboration of this Scheme was announced by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, in the 2016/2017 Budget Speech. The objective of the Scheme is to assist young Mauritians to transform their innovative ideas into concrete business […]

Mauritius: Award Of Certificates To 30 Unemployed Women Under The Back To Work Programme

Mauritius: Award Of Certificates To 30 Unemployed Women Under The Back To Work Programme

A first batch of 30 unemployed women who have completed a training programme on Induction to World of Work under the Back To Work Programme (BTWP) received their certificates yesterday at the seat of the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training, in Port Louis. During the ceremony, the Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, […]