Civil society in Seychelles will open the first crisis shelter for abused women in the island nation in November. The facility is funded by the European Union and is an initiative of the Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), which groups together not for profit organisations.

The chief executive of CEPS – Michel Pierre – told SNA last week that the shelter is long overdue. “The instances of gender-based violence are continuously on the rise. This is clearly reflected in reports….
Source: Seychelles News Agency