Women increase participation in economic activity

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Efforts by Botswana to increase female participation in the economy has paid dividends as the country moved 40 places up in the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report.

Botswana landed on the eighth spot in the Economic Participation and Opportunity category ahead of Kenya with an overall ranking of 51, moving up 34 places from last year.

The report also confirms that Botswana has been making significant strides in achieving gender equality as in the overall ranking out of the 142 countries surveyed.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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