The history of women and gender in the Republic of Mauritius

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Minister Denounces Male-female Income Disparity
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 12 March 2001. The Mauritian minister of women's rights and family welfare, Arianne Navarre-Marie has denounced the feminisation of poverty arising from women's unequal access to economic opportunities.
Mauritius Promulgates Law Against Sexual Harassment
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 21 March 2001. A forum at the University of Mauritius was organised by the Mauritius council of social service in a bid to break the silence on the subject that affects the basic human rights of the individuals.
Men Violent At Home
Panafrican News Agency, 3 May 2001. A survey by a Mauritian non-governmental organisation, SOS Women, has revealed that eight out of 10 Mauritian women are battered by their husbands. Domestic violence transcends different communities, religions, social classes and geographic concerns.