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Release date- 23052014 - The debate around gender equality has recently adopted the notion of gender dividend whose focus is to increase the economic opportunities of women.
Its proponents believe that there is a business case to be made for gender equality and that the fact that women make up a significant part of the population makes them vital to the development process.
At the 2014
'One thing that is evident is that the growth we are experiencing on the continent has not helped to reduce gender inequalities. We should be looking at the areas of growth that are likely to improve the quality of life for women and invest in them,' said
She added that capacity building in form of education should be at the forefront of all gender related strategies and argued that
A central theme throughout the AfDB meetings was the need to move away from micro-focused interventions for women towards more macroeconomic policies. According to AfDB President
'Forty to 60% of those employed in the agricultural sector in
Overall, governments were urged to stop dealing with women's issues as a form of catch-up, but rather to make them an intricate part of the development process.
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