While Mauritius underwent inter-ethnic violence in 1992. In Mauritius, men and women enjoy the same rights under the Constitution and the law, yet cultural and societal barriers prevent women from playing a more active role in society. Mauritius ranks 112 out of 144 countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) and acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on 9th July 1984. Mauritis acceded to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 23 July 2015. In 2017, $23.8 million was spent by Mauritius on its military. Women in Mauritius endeavour to ensure greater participation of women in politics, and to insert gender-sensitive language into legislations while also making sure that these gender considerations are palpable at all levels.