Centre des Dames Mourides , CDM “Mouride” means “One who aspires“. The CDM is an organization whose members are women who aspire to a better society. Founded in 1992, registered with the Registrar of Associations in 1993 (No. 4100) and accredited to the National Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in 2009 (N/1032), the CDM is a non-governmental and non-profit organization which promotes women’s empowerment and children’s development without discrimination. CDM is affiliated at National Level: > Mauritius Council of Social Service (MACOSS) > Mauritius Alliance of Women (MAW) > National Children Council (NAC) > Municipality of Vacoas-Phoenix (MVP) And at International Level: > African Women Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) CDM has a Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC/UN) and CDM was one of the two organizations elected to represent the Civil Society of Mauritius at the ECOSOC/UN’s Permanent General Assembly for the period 2008-2012.