Home Affairs Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister Chohan said creating opportunities for women to participate in the economy will improve their earning potential and assist families to move out of poverty.
She was addressing a women's seminar organised by the
"The participation of African women in the formal economy is underleveraged and undervalued," she said.
The Deputy Minister expressed concern on the low number of women in senior management positions.
According to the latest
"Several African countries have risen to the ... challenge and have introduced laws that implement quota systems to increase the representation of women in legislatures and government.
"However, in countries ... where no such intervention has been done, the disparity is blinding," Deputy Minister Chohan said.
She said to capitalise on
"As we move to realise our vision for the
She said to maximise growth opportunities in
CoRMSA Executive Director Sicel'mpilo Shange-Buthane said in every society, women play a crucial role and that it is imperative for society to protect them.
"Women face different challenges, they struggle to survive," she said.
CoRMSA comprises a number of member organisations, including legal practitioners, research units, and refugee and migrant communities. Its main objectives are the promotion and protection of the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and international migrants.
The seminar, themed 'Women from
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