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Mauritius: President wants to make gender equality an axis of development for the island

Elected on June 4 president of the Republic of Mauritius by the deputies Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, 52 years, and who has taken oath the following day on the side of the State House, wants to make equality between men and -Women an axis of perennial development for her country.
In the wake of a workshop of SADC * which took place on the island earlier this week, the president highlighted the significance of the gender equality in Mauritius “on the economic, political and social plan".
“In Mauritius, we have the opportunity to have institutions that are attentive to the people who believe that their rights have been violated. But I think that education remains a big component. I think this one has a major role to play, "she said.
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim also pointed out that today the fairer sex is represented in all jurisdictions of Mauritius. “But we must not rest on our laurels." "We have to continue to move forward" it so that women "can realize their potential," she stressed.
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim participates from Thursday June 25 and till the end of the week in New York at the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Global Compact with various thematic program such as "economic policy, the emancipation of woman, preservation of biodiversity and climate change.”
* SADC: Southern African Development Community (SADC)


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