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High level panel on gender equality and women’s empowerment calls for financial inclusion of women in agri-business

Published on June 15, 2015

High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment calls for financial inclusion of women in agri-business
“Where a woman rules, streams run uphill” Ethiopian Proverb
June 11-Sandton, South Africa-2015 is the African Union declared "Year of Women's Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063."

Women play a cardinal role in any country‟s economy and the African Union Commission has called for enhanced efforts to financially empower more women in agribusiness.

Speaking yesterday at the opening of the 2nd African Union High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women‟s Empowerment, The African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, represented by AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Tumusiime Rhoda Peace said more than 70 percent of women in Africa are victims of financial exclusion.

“African women face many barriers in accessing financial services, including the constraints of time and mobility, illiteracy, legal and cultural constraints and sexual discrimination,‟‟ she said. Read more. Source | African Union