Vacancy: Research Assistants (still open)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Research Assistants on a contractual basis to work with the National Working Group (NWG) on a Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) funded research project entitled: “Reappropriating the Empowerment and Citizenship Discourse-The Gender Divides of Mauritian Society”. Beyond administrative matters, this post also entails assistance in collection and analysis of primary and secondary data as well as on-site visits as and when necessary.
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Launch of Book ‘Ethical Journalism and Gender-Sensitive Reporting’ and ‘A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media’


The University of Mauritius
Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities
in collaboration with UNESCO-IPDC

requests the pleasure of your company at the

Launching Ceremony
of the book ‘Ethical Journalism and Gender-Sensitive Reporting’
and of A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media

on Monday 10th June 2013 at 13 00 hrs at the R. Burrenchobay Lecture Theatre (RBLT), University of Mauritius

Guests are kindly requested to be seated by 12 50 hrs
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Please note that a free copy of the book (including the code) will be subsequently distributed to all journalists and media houses. A registration list will have to be completed on the day of the launching.

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A Gender Code of Ethics for the Media

As a follow up to our October 2012 workshop on gender-sensitive reporting which was sponsored by UNESCO, we have been asked to propose a Gender Code of Ethics for the Media. Before finalising, we are seeking views and suggestions on the draft proposal  You can either comment here or send an email to or We will soon launch a book as a follow up to the workshop on ethics in journalism and the workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. It will be made available freely to all journalists and media houses and will be an interesting follow-up to Robertson’s preliminary report.

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Un livre sur la représentation de la femme

En juillet-août 2009, SOS Femmes a organisé une conférence sur la représentation de la femme dans les supports culturels et médiatiques. Un livre vient d’être lancé afin de présenter les communications données par les conférencières dont j’ai fait partie. Les autres intervenantes étaient Shakuntala Boolell (Université de Maurice), Mridula Beeharry (MIE), Jacqueline André (enseignante), Sophie Le Chartier (Coordinatrice de SOS Femmes), Suchita Ramdin (RTI) et Ariana Cziffra (psychanalyste). La modératrice et éditrice était Danielle Palmyre. Le tout sous la présidence de Rada Gungaloo.

Voici la table des matières:

Et ma communication
La représentation de la femme dans les médias mauriciens. De la discrimination subtile aux stéréotypes flagrants.

Le livre ne sera pas mis en vente. Pour l’obtenir, il faut contacter SOS Femmes en leur envoyant un message sur