Statistics obtained from Gender links sadly reveal that globally 1 out of 5 women is victim of Domestic violence. In Mauritius, this figure is even higher and reveals that 1 out of 4 women is a battered women or victim of some sort of domestic violence.
The local perception is that domestic violence occurs only in working class and in rural areas. Domestic violence affects women from all areas, walks of life, race, religion or level of education.
This leaflet is aimed to help British citizens in Mauritius who are victims of domestic violence, understand the local system and know how and where they can seek help.