The social and political transformation of Mauritius would not be a reality if issues like the human rights of LGBTQ people, women representation and participation, equal opportunities, rights of ethnic minorities, economic empowerment of the disadvantaged, the disabled, the conditions of our fellow citizens in Rodrigues and of the Outer Islands, ecological considerations and climate change, freedom of the press, the youth, migration issues and workers rights are not taken on board, altogether.
Geneva, 16 June 2022 – Over 1,117 civil society organisations from 134 States and Territories delivered a joint global statement calling for the renewal of the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
Young LGBT activists have asked for constitutional redress before the Supreme Court of Mauritius on the basis that Section 250 (1) of the Criminal Code infringes their constitutional rights
Les 19 et 20 mai 2022, la Young Queer Alliance (YQA) a organisé une formation pour les journalistes sur comment rapporter la problématique des personnes LGBTQIA++ dans les médias.
The theme of this year’s IDAHOBIT: “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”, is of utmost relevance in countries, like Mauritius, where being LGBTQ is criminalised, bodily autonomy is policed and the core identities of LGBTQ people are violated.
Questions à Me Isabelle Schoenacker-Rossi, membre du conseil d’administration d’Avocats Sans Frontières France: «Surprise que des Mauriciens demandent le droit d’asile en France»
Despite the progress made, in Mauritius, the different laws do not cater for a number of employment related rights, conditions and benefits for LGBTQ people – trans people have no labour rights soever under the different laws, no workers’ benefits for a same-sex partner in case of the death of the other working partner and skewed discrimination for LGBTQ people under the Civil Service Family Protection Scheme Act.
The Young Queer Alliance is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered as Project Officer for the organisation under the “Empowering LGBTQ youth through rights awareness, social support and HIV screening at the Young Queer Alliance for their physical and mental well-being and to reduce HIV incidence” project.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for one post of Manager and Advocate for the Young Queer Alliance in implementing the Project on a contractual basis for a period of 1-year renewable with a probation period of 6 months starting April 2022.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for one post of Administrative and Support Staff for the Young Queer Alliance in implementing the Project on a contractual basis for a period of 1-year renewable with a probation period of 6 months starting April 2022.