Country Mauritius
Year 2019 - 2029
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In 2018, the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare (MGECDFW) spearheaded the development of a new, 10-year National Gender Policy (NGP 2019-2029). This new policy not only aims to align gender program to the current development agenda of the Republic of Mauritius, but also to respond to the global agenda as guided by the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 whose goals are aimed at achieving Gender Equality and Empowering all Women and Girls. The purpose of this new National Gender Policy (NGP) is to have principal guidelines to reflect and affirm Government’s commitment to integrate gender into all development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The policy will be the basis upon which every sector, department and non- state actors will be guided to develop their gender policies for implementation at the sectoral or institutional levels. The NGP is based on the principles of equality and non-discrimination, transparency and accountability, respect and dignity, and inclusivity. The 8 priority areas identified for the coming years are:
1. Inclusion of gender equality in legislation and policies
2. Gender Education and Training
3. Gender Responsive Governance and Decision-Making
4. Gender Employment and Economic Empowerment
5. Gender -Based Violence (GBV)
6. Gender Health and Well -Being
7. Gender and the Media, Information Communication and Technology
8. Environmental protection and climate change

Source of Information

Mauritius's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p. 89-90