Press release

Seychelles wins award in the 4th edition of the African Union Gender Scorecard

March 11, 2019

The African Union (AU) has awarded Seychelles under the category of ‘Implementation of anti-corruption policies’ of the Gender Scorecard where the theme for 2018 was “Winning the fight against corruption: a gender sensitive path for the transformation of Africa”. The award is in recognition of the measurable progress that Seychelles has made in integrating gender equality and women empowerment into efforts to fight corruption on the continent of Africa.

The African Union Gender Scorecard was established in 2015 to incentivize progress towards Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through increasing performance monitoring, reporting and best practices within Member States. This high level advocacy and accountability mechanism is a joint effort between AU, United Nations Economic Community for Africa and African Development Bank; and the results of this 4th edition derive from a rigorous analysis of existing national and international data on the five (05) categories highlighted in the theme of the year.

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the Union Commission, commended Seychelles, President Danny Faure and the Ministries in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs as well as the institutions responsible for fighting corruption for the collaboration that will lead to further progress in advancing gender equality and women empowerment.