Women entrepreneurs are concerned that non tariff barriers are hindering women participation in trade across the East African region hence the need for concerted efforts to address such challenges.
Under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association-UWEAL, women entrepreneurs point out lack of access to information which has led to exploitation by middlemen, discrimination in formulation of trade policies and harassment of women at border points.
It’s against this background that UWEAL is partnering with Trade Mark East Africa to launch and roll out a 500,000 US dollar project in which 4000 women will be empowered to participate in business through capacity building, networking and advocacy. Read more. Source | Radio One