The chargée d’affaires at the US embassy based in Port Louis, Mauritius, Judes DeBaere, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Employment & Social Affairs, Patricia Francourt, at her office at Independence House on Tuesday.

Staff from the employment department yesterday attended a training on the topic of corruption led by the Anti-Corruption Commission Seychelles (ACCS).

Six groups will benefit from this training taking place at Care House and will complete it on October 5.

Following consultations between the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs and stakeholders, including employers and employees representatives, the cabinet of ministers has approved to suspend the current legal requirement for the 13th month pay for 2021 due to financial constraints.

A new commission for child protection has been appointed effective September 15, 2021.

The National Commission for Child Protection (NCCP) was appointed by the Minister for Employment and Social Affairs, Patricia Francourt, who also holds the portfolio responsibility for children’s affairs and child protection.

Staff from the Agency for Social Protection yesterday attended a training on the topic of corruption led by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACCS).

The Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs is conducting such trainings for all its staff so that they can be informed about the risks and impacts of corruption and ways by which it can be prevented.

Minister for Employment and Social Affairs Patricia Francourt yesterday held an interactive session with a group of students who have recently graduated from the Seychelles Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture (SIAH).

The Cabinet of Ministers on September 8 approved the submission of the Seychelles Initial Report on the progress of the implementation of the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Sexual assault is best described as an act in which one intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against his or her will.