Disability Empowerment Unit
The Disability Empowerment Unit functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity. It is the “focal point” for disability issues in Mauritius. It provides information, counselling, guidance and referral services. It is also responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of disability policies, projects and programmes and facilitates the process of integration of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. Furthermore, it coordinates matters relating to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which Mauritius has signed in 2007 and ratified in 2010. Moreover, the Disability Empowerment Unit provides an array of direct services to persons with disabilities.