Tag: International Women's Day
For the 6th consecutive year, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) joined about 80 exchanges across the world to ring the bell to mark the International Women’s Day 2020. The annual event aims at raising awareness on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and sustainable development. CNBC Africa’s Tesi Kaven had a conversation with Celestin Rwabukumba, CEO of Rwanda Stock Exchange on the significance of this event.
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.
Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Nigerian Stock Exchange is putting the spotlight on gender equality through a symposium themed “Each for Equal”. Tinuade Awe, Executive Director for Regulation at the NSE joins CNBC Africa Christy Cole for more.
CNBC Africa spoke with Mafahle Mareletse, Managing Director at Avon Justine South Africa about its message on the empowerment of women in light of International Women’s Day this Sunday.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, just giving women farmers the same access as men to agricultural resources could increase production on women's farms in developing countries by 20 to 30 percent.