On Zero Discrimination Day this year, YUVA is highlighting the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding income, sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion that continue to persist around the world.
Inequality is growing for more than 70% of the global population, exacerbating the risk of division and hampering economic and social development. And COVID-19 is hitting the most vulnerable people the hardest—even as new vaccines against COVID-19 are becoming available, there is great inequality in accessing them. Many have equated this to vaccine apartheid.
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Most people in Mauritius would agree that people drive very dangerously here. No matter where you are headed, your next stop might just happen to be Heaven’s Gate. Some drive like there’s no tomorrow, while others have to pass an exam of life and death. We never know if we’re safe on the road and if we’ll return home alive or not.
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For the whole week, every time I have been opening newspapers and my social media accounts, I have been hit by the rage and hate of people of Mauritius towards the various controversies and allegations on the Jugnauth government, namely Angus Road, Wakashio, Kistnen case, Air Mauritius crash, EU blacklist, Saint-Louis Gate among others.
Continue reading “Jugnauth vs. ‘Bour Li Dehor’: Should I question My Mauritian Identity?”
In a world characterised by an unprecedented level of economic development, technological means and financial resources, that millions of persons are living in extreme poverty is a moral outrage. Poverty is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in dignity.
People living in poverty experience many interrelated and mutually reinforcing deprivations that prevent them from realising their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including:
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This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.
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Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education.
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Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. No country has been unaffected. Restrictions on travel and a sudden drop in consumer demand have led to an unprecedented fall in international tourism numbers, which in turn have led to economic loss and the loss of jobs.
Women, youth, and workers in the informal economy are the most at risk from tourism sector job losses and business closures due to the pandemic. At the same time, the destinations most reliant on tourism for jobs and economic growth are likely to be the hardest hit.
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Help your school, office or community get to grips with the latest coronavirus advice by downloading these A3 posters and sticking them around.
Continue reading “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Mauritius: Infographics for Safety”
18 novembre 15
À, Son Excellence M. Laurent Garnier
Ambassadeur de France à Maurice
14, rue Saint Georges, Port-Louis
Attentats Paris: lettre de condoléances et solidarité à la France
Excellence Monsieur l’Ambassadeur,
YUVA a appris avec beaucoup de tristesse les attentats perpétrés à Paris, faisant 129 morts et 350 blessés. Attentats odieux et contre notre humanité commune.
On ne peut accepter une telle barbarie. Au niveau de notre organisation non-gouvernementale, nous condamnons avec la plus grande fermeté ces actes terroristes, leurs auteurs, et tous ceux qui les soutiennent.
Le choc est largement partagé au sein de YUVA. Nous sommes avec la France et le peuple français. Je vous prie de bien vouloir accepter mes très sincères condoléances et transmettre ma profonde sympathie aux blessés et aux familles des victimes.
Je vous prie d’agréer, Monsieur l’Ambassadeur, l’expression de ma très haute considération.
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