The topic of gender in Mauritian politics is not new. Indeed, many, or even most countries, do not fail to address how gender affects politics.
In Mauritius, it is still being discussed, especially to find explanations for the weak involvement of women in politics. We are talking about how one’s experience and political participation can differ depending on one’s gender.
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Women in Mauritius make up more than half of the population, yet we see very few women in politics or the national assembly. Women are still more educated and free to participate in politics, so why the under-representation? To understand the situation better, it is necessary to look at the elements contributing to this problem.
Men dominate politics, but it is not exclusively a male domain. To say today that politics is a field only for men would be an outdated statement. Women are just as capable as men of being political and contributing to the good of society. Indeed, we live in a modern world where women are successful in education, are independent, and some laws enforce their rights, but this does not mean that the number of women in politics has increased. In Mauritius, the men hold power and make the decisions. It is the patriarchal culture that affects the position of women politicians.
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This article ranks the top Mauritian politicians in history. These politicians have left their mark in Mauritius and still maintain status and are still discussed in the present.
These politicians have dominated the political scene, and their careers speak volumes about their dedication to politics. It is important to remember that politics in Mauritius is not a smooth-running environment where politicians are often criticized and face many controversies. Therefore, this list is based on the impact and degree of influence these politicians have had or still have.
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