Country Seychelles
Year 2011
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Gender Secretariat of the Ministry of Social Development and Culture works on policy directions to gender-based violence (GBV), having led the development of the Domestic Violence National Strategy and the GBV National Plan of Action.  GBV is one of the main focus of work of the Gender Secretariat.

The Gender Secretariat works closely with the media and in particular the gender and media association GEMPlus, which is the local chapter of Gender Links.  GEMPlus is a member of the National Gender Management Team (NGMT).  The Secretariat has supported many activities and research conducted by this association, including the 2009 and 2011 Barometer for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Gender and Development Protocol.

The Gender Secretariat has worked with UN Women to develop the GBV costed National Plan of Action, roll out the Africa UNiTE to end GBVG campaign and launch the local campaign to UNiTE for Peace to End GBV.  The Gender Secretariat has also secured funding from the WHO country programme 2010-2011 for two GBV related activities; to develop a GBV Working Together Manual and to develop a National Rehabilitation Framework for GBV for adults.  UNFPA is also funding a project for GBV rehabilitation.

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Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Seychelles to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011