African Union rewards Seychelles for gender equality in anti-corruption policies

Seychelles has won an African Union scorecard award for the implementation of anti - corruption policies , the Foreign Ministry said.

Speaking to the SNA on Tuesday, the AU Department official said Seychelles won the award this year in recognition of the country's progress in mainstreaming gender equality and empowerment. women in the fight against corruption.

The price of the African gender scorecard was introduced by the African Union at the 2015 Summit of Heads of State to recognize the good progress being made by member countries. The theme for 2018 was "Winning the fight against corruption: a gender-sensitive path for Africa's transformation".

The 4th edition, which was awarded at the AU Summit in February, was aligned with the theme of the AU for 2018. The theme focused on assessing the level of integration of a gender dimension in the fight against corruption by the Member States.

At the awards ceremony, Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the Commission of the Union, congratulated the Seychelles Government and the anti- corruption institutions for the collaboration that will allow further progress in the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment.

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Seychelles, an archipelago of the Western Indian Ocean, was created under the 2016 Anti-Corruption Act. It is responsible for receiving complaints, investigating, detecting and preventing practices. of corruption in the public and private sectors and is headed by the Executive Director May Da Silva.

This is the second time that Seychelles has won a prize from the African Union gender scorecard. The island nation won in 2016 for recognition of its progress in women's economic rights.

Source: Seychelles News Agency

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