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Vacancy: Freelance HIV tester

Vacancy: Freelance HIV tester

The Young Queer Alliance is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered as HIV tester for the organisation on a freelance basis starting February 2022 up to January 2023.

Human Rights Day 2021: “Diminie inegalite, avanceman drwa imin”

Human Rights Day 2021: “Diminie inegalite, avanceman drwa imin”

On the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2021, a one-day symposium on the theme “Diminie inegalite, avanceman drwa imin” was organised by the Young Queer Alliance (YQA) on the 15 December 2021to raise awareness among policy makers, public sector actors, the private sector representatives, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other human rights bodies on the situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) in Mauritius.

Fabrice Houdart: Inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in businesses

Fabrice Houdart: Inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in businesses

Fabrice Houdart, Managing Director, Out Leadership, intervened during the symposium organised by the Young Queer Alliance on the theme “Diminie inegalite, avanceman draw imin”. During his intervention, Fabrice Houdart emphasised on the role of the Private Sector in promoting equality.

A place called home: the condition and challenges of LGBTQIA+ persons in family settings

A place called home: the condition and challenges of LGBTQIA+ persons in family settings

As part of the European Union funded project “Strengthening the inclusion and social acceptance of LGBTQIA+ persons, through policy and mindset changes, in Mauritius and Rodrigues”, the Young Queer Alliance launched the thematic research “A place called home: the condition and challenges of LGBTQIA+ persons in family settings” on 03 December 2021. The research was carried out by Me. Danisha Sornum, MMP, LLM.

US Navy ship named after Harvey Milk

US Navy ship named after Harvey Milk

On Saturday 06 November 2021, the US Navy christened and launched a ship named after gay rights leader Harvey Milk who was forced to resign from the naval force because of his sexual orientation despite having served his country during the Korean War.

Training: Rights of LGBTQIA+ persons in Mauritius

Training: Rights of LGBTQIA+ persons in Mauritius

The Young Queer Alliance organised a training session on “Rights of LGBTQIA+ persons in Mauritius” whereby the current legal framework available in the respect, protection and promotion of human rights including LGBTQIA+ rights were shared among participants present.

Webinar: Understanding and Preventing Cyberbullying

Webinar: Understanding and Preventing Cyberbullying

Harassment, abuse, victim, intimidate…all these are associated with bullying and when they occur on the web and the internet, it is called cyberbullying. On 22 July 2021, the Young Queer Alliance participated in an anti-cyberbullying webinar as a panellist. The webinar was organised by Behind the Scene and powered by AIESEC Réduit.

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