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Sunday, 05 April 2015 07:00

Violence against women

For quite sometimes now, women have been treated as second-class citizens. But the last three decades have witnessed a great leap in the struggle for women’s rights. A lot has been done but much remains to be accomplished. For many women, home is not sweet home but a refuge of terror. Everyday, women are beaten and sexually assaulted by husbands, fathers and other family members.
Published in Point de Vue
Catherine McIlraith has served in various big firms before her appointment at the head of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD). She epitomises courage and success and is a role model for so many women. She shares her experience with the readers of News on Sunday.   
Published in Interview
Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:00

More women in politics

We need to reflect on certain jobs which keep women shy away due to certain complexes. Why is it that many women refrain to take an active part in politics?
Published in Point de Vue
Nushrat Gunnoo is a ‘Women in Politics’ (WIP) Champion within the Women in Networking (WIN) organisation and legal adviser. Advocating for the participation of women in politics, the WIP Champion shared her views about the participation of women in the upcoming elections. She strongly believes that there cannot be a party list either exclusively made up of women or of men, for that matter. Nushrat Gunnoo and WIP encourage everyone to support women candidates.
Published in Interview
Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed that “Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that life will be radically changed.” Arunima Gobin-Bhunjun epitomizes this philosophy completely. For more than 33 years, she has been living with her passion for horses and is now passing the torch over to her daughter.
Published in People
Kavita Jeetun, Treasurer at Women in Politics (WIP) explains the role of women in the Mauritian politics. She puts forward various aspects of the debate around women representation in Parliament and the fight of WIP for women representation.
Published in Interview
Friday, 21 March 2014 07:50

Dear Shakespeare : Celebrating women

My dear Billy,
International Women’s Day was celebrated in Mauritius this year against a backdrop of four women savagely butchered by brutish beasts within a couple of months. It also commemorated 365 days of physical violence, mental torture and psychological harassment perpetuated against women, by males no doubt, but also by members of their own kind.
Published in Blog
Sunday, 23 February 2014 07:00

More women in public affairs

The International Women Day will be celebrated on 8th March. We need to reflect on certain jobs which keep women shy away due to certain complexes. Why do they refrain to take an active part in politics and public affairs?
Published in Point de Vue
Does seniority position at work make a woman stronger or the very fact that she is not hindered by fears within herself?  Breaking away from internal barriers first or institutional ones? The message Sheryl Sandberg answers to such questions in her book, Lean In.  It is high time women address the chicken and egg situation, she argues.
Published in News
It is not surprising that PR census in the UK show that public relations workforce is largely female. A generous 70% according to recent findings. However, one of the most powerful women in PR, CEO Business wire, Cathy Baron Tamraz is bothered about why women do not make it as good as men in Fortune 500.
Published in News
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