Women empowerment can accelerate economic development

Driving development: The day will focus on women and the economy
Driving development: The day will focus on women and the economy

Research has shown that women empowerment and development accelerates broader national economic development, the acting Gender Affairs Department director has said.

Speaking during the International Women’s Day press briefing recently, Phuthego said studies had proven that when women were given access to productive resources, there was accelerated broader economic development. 

“This day presents us with an opportunity to develop strategies of ensuring that we make things work for women’s empowerment and development which should translate into gender equity and equality,” she said.

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