A campaign of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius
“Let us mobilize so that each of us respects the other in all its difference. “
Seventy-year-old Shirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra has a rich career in the service of her causes and for Mauritius by defending women, children and more broadly human rights.
Trained lawyer, Shirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra practiced at the Mauritius Juristic Court for 24 years before taking the presidency of the Ombudsperson for Children from 2003 to 2011. She has since been president of the administrative court.
As a reminder, Shirin served the country as Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Women’s Rights and the Family from 1982-1983. She has also held several positions on the international side and is very committed to NGOs and the United Nations, engaged in the defense, promotion and protection of human rights.
She began with the rights of women and is proud to have been at the forefront of the major reforms of the Civil Code in the 70s and 80s. After 44 years of human rights activism, Shirin remains passionate. She tells us: “Mauritius is not spared by all forms of discrimination and especially violence. I am pleased to see that many young people are mobilising for these causes. I try to make an intellectual contribution through the media and share my experience. “
Shirin is pleased to represent the European Union for their campaign ‘Rise and Shine’, engaged in the defense of human rights, and to hold a role in the cooperation and support for the development of our country. She is impressed by the organisation’s ability to reach as many people as possible on fundamental societal issues. By agreeing to be an ambassador, she will continue to share her beliefs and help raise awareness, especially among young people.
Shirin looks forward to see the violence recede in our country and envisions our society in becoming more tolerant and more supportive.