The Equal Opportunities Commission is mandated by law to conduct sensitisation programmes for the purpose of eliminating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different status. Awareness campaigns are accordingly organised across Mauritius and Rodrigues throughout the year.
Public and private sector organisations
With a view to encouraging adherence to principles of fairness, equal opportunity and transparency, sensitisation sessions are held with staffs of organisations in both public and private sectors. During those interactions, much emphasis is laid on the significant role that ought be played by HR cadres in the promotion of equal opportunity for all at the workplace.
Considering that young people are assets in the paradigm shift towards a discrimination free society, the Commission has been conducting awareness campaigns about the provisions of the Equal Opportunities Act in various educational institutions in Mauritius and Rodrigues. The sensitisation campaign was launched at Royal College Port Louis on 20 April 2018.
In 2017, sensitisation campaigns were held by the Commission at various Women Centres to assist women in understanding their rights with regards to discrimination and in so doing, to help them have better tools to deal with discrimination and sexual harassment issues.