Mauritius

Nobody shall suffer prejudice in his social life or his place of work because of his or her ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, political conviction or physical handicap. This is the challenge of Mauritius's new Equal Opportunities Act (EOA). In Mauritius, the Constitution guarantees everybody's rights. Yet, women, minorities and many other people suffer from discrimination in jobs, and other fields. This is done in such a way that they are difficult to be detected.

Mauritius and Namibia are the most child-friendly governments in Africa, a report said while Eritrea and Guinea-Bissau ranked as the worst. Among the least child-friendly governments were Central African Republic, Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Liberia, Chad, Swaziland, Comoros and Guinea.

The fight for rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Indian Ocean’s small island of Mauritius is finally bearing fruits. The country’s government has, for the first time, included sexual orientation in its discrimination bill.Employment Rights Bill, as it is known, states that nobody should be discriminated against based on sexual orientation while applying for a job.

The recently approved national budget on the Indian Ocean island state Mauritius is seen as unique in an African context. It puts women and gender issues right at its centre of focus. Gender activists are thrilled as money finally follows policy statements.

It has been discovered that the law and practice in Mauritius is in breach of the International Labour Organisation's core labour conventions ratified by the country. This revealation was contained in a new report released by the International Trade Union Confederation [ITUC]. The report's publication coincides with Mauritius' trade policy review at the World Trade Organisation.

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