Strides achieved in women empowerment � Goya

FRANCISTOWN: The Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) Moiseraele Goya says that Botswana is making strides in empowering women.

Officiating at the third Northern women’s exposition at Adansonia Hotel last Thursday night, Goya said in March this year, the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs (MoLHM) reported to the United Nations that the country has registered significant progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. He said Botswana highlighted amongst others, the efforts to eradicate abject poverty and the promotion of women’s economic empowerment particularly targeting rural and remote area communities as well as women and people with disabilities.

Goya said it is worth noting that the Poverty Eradication Programme has so far been funded at approximately P520 million, of which P416 million is towards women. Goya also said that the percentage of people living below the poverty datum line has declined from an estimated 30% in 2002/3 to 19.6% in 2013.

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