Country Mauritius
Year 2011
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women, Work with public private sectors > Media
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Government launched in 2011 the National Platform to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and a related Costed National Action Plan (2012-2015), which act as a roadmap to enhance coordination and encourage a multisectoral approach in integrating and mainstreaming actions to combat GBV.

One of the pillars of the Costed National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (2012-2015) launched in 2011 is Media Education and Advocacy. Government promotes capacity-building on responsible reporting on GBV and ensures that all news coverage have gender sensitive language and do not perpetuate stereotypes. Media professionals and aspiring journalists are continuously trained by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare on “Ethical Reporting on Gender Based Violence”. The University of Mauritius released in 2013 two documents on ‘Ethical Journalism and Gender-Sensitive Reporting’ and ‘A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media’ to promote greater responsibility and accountability among the media on gender sensitive journalism.

Source of Information

Government of Mauritius, National Review on Beijing +20, 2014 p. 30