Today Mauritius is celebrating the National Day 2021. We are being given a chance to start with a clean(er) slate after 53 years of Independence and after 29 years of being a Republic.
Now is the time for every person deemed a ‘youth’ to stand up and be present in the present. Yes, the future is for the youth, but more importantly, the present is just as much for the youth. It is high time that we break all of these out-dated societal norms and make room for how life is these days. The youth have a stronger voice than they tend to realise, and the potential action that lies in that collective effort is even more potent than anyone cares to think.
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Stand in the line at the shop while you wait to pay for your items and count how many women you see. Perhaps you have four ahead of you. Out of those four, there is at least one of those who may be experiencing domestic abuse or has experienced it in her lifetime so far.
Make a note next time you are in a public place how many women you can count, and remember that one out of every four of those is also likely to be experiencing some forms of domestic violence or abuse (Gender Links, 2018). It does not take long before you have more women than you can count who are being subjected to on-going abuse in their home.
Continue reading “Domestic Violence in Mauritius: Its Victims and the System Failing the People”
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?”