Human rights are not basic rights. They are fundamental rights that individuals possess simply because they are humans. History showed how important they were, and it is undeniable that they still carry a lot of importance.Continue reading “What are Human Rights?”
Human Rights in Mauritius
Over the years, Mauritius has had many initiatives to promote and enforce human rights. However, human rights issues persist, suggesting that more effort is needed. This article explains the situation of human rights in Mauritius.
Mauritius has the necessary national and international legislative structure to protect human rights since it has ratified most of the United Nations’ treaties and conventions. Ratifying treaties and conventions represent a big step for a country, showing its support and willingness to promote human rights within its territory because of the legal obligation it implies. Examples of core conventions that Mauritius ratified are the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and others. All this is to say that Mauritius has never failed to show its interest in human rights and the well-being of its population. Of course, some acts passed in parliament also help to enforce human rights.Continue reading “Human Rights in Mauritius”
The Most Popular Social Issues in Mauritius
With an approximate population of 1.3 million recorded in 2020, many Mauritians face daily challenges ranging from poverty, unemployment, corruption, and much more. It has not always been easy for the population of Mauritius. Some still live in awful conditions. This article illustrates the most popular social issues in Mauritius.Continue reading “The Most Popular Social Issues in Mauritius”
Addressing Gender Inequality in Africa Post-COVID-19
Gender Inequality has many intersections. Most societal structures, from the government to families, are patriarchal. At the core of any society are the economy and jobs. Roles and work assigned to men perpetuate the belief that men can only do specific jobs. This is not sustainable.
The pandemic worsened employment levels across all genders, disproportionately so for women. This article looks at how Kenya and Ghana address gender disparities and challenge workplace stereotypes.Continue reading “Addressing Gender Inequality in Africa Post-COVID-19”
YUVA at US Embassy’s talk on Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship
YUVA was invited to attend a talk on “Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship” at the US Embassy, Port Louis. The panel of speakers addressing the issue included Sadhna Sokhal, Managing Director of Legem Ltd and African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) alumna, Karen Yvon, Director of Keda and Nazeem Junggee, Mandela Washington Fellow and Director of 1950 Studios.
Gender Inequality is one of the often-raised issues that have existed since the beginning of interaction between men and women. No doubt, gender plays a major part in the division of labour in today’s society. Gender inequality in Entrepreneurship has given rise to numerous policies, aiming at wiping off gender discrimination on recruitment, salary and promotion processes. Continue reading “YUVA at US Embassy’s talk on Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship”