Tag: gender inequality

Op-Ed: Ending global hunger requires tackling gender inequality

The yawning global gender gap is at the heart of our inability to end hunger. Whether last in the family to eat, blocked from owning land, or entirely ignored by extension workers and policymakers, gender inequality - and specifically discrimination against women - is a key driver of global hunger.

Op-Ed: How the AFAWA initiative is empowering women to propel Africa forward

In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded. The AFAWA initiative is a direct response to the challenges faced by women in Africa, and the need to unlock access to finance.

Global Gender Summit 2019: “Put prejudice behind us and give women access to finance” says Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater access to finance for African women when he addressed the inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit.

First ladies’ panel seeks urgent policies to translate Africa’s demographic dividend into viable potential

The panel, made up of First Ladies Kagame, Margaret Kenyatta, ministers and development experts, observed that too many women and girls still face barriers to basic rights, particularly access to labour market opportunities.

Op-Ed: Getting women in the driver’s seat of Africa’s agribusiness revolution

Women are the backbone of Africa’s agricultural sector. While their influence on the continent’s growing agribusiness industry is undeniable, more solutions are needed to address the gender-specific challenges they face to boost their participation.

Sister Love Founder on the economic impact of gender inequality

The impact of gender inequality to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cost the region more than $104. 7 billion last year according to the United Nations Human Index report. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke with Founder and President of Sister Love, Dr. Dazon Dixon Diallo on the impacts of the lack of equity.

Op-Ed: What are the steps needed to challenge the gender divide ?

In recent years there has been significant improvements towards empowering women in Africa and the Middle East (AME). Despite these steps towards inclusion, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap index[1], it will take more than 150 years to close the gender gap between men and women in Africa and the Middle East.

G7 commits $251mn package to women entrepreneurs: Are gender inequality gaps narrowing?

This week out out of Biarritz, France, news of a G7 approved $251 million in support African women entrepreneurs has arrived. The package has been committed to African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa initiative and is reported to be a direct response to the demand by women to ease access to financing that was assigned to the AfDB back in 2015. To give her reaction to the news, Gloria Kamanzi, Chairperson of the African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) joins CNBC Africa for more.
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