Gender and Economic Empowerment in Africa

January 2009
OECD Journal: General Papers;2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 1, p87
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the economic empowerment of women, which is essential in achieving accelerated growth, development and the reduction of poverty in Africa. It mentions that most of the poorest people in Africa are women due to their social inequalities and the lack of opportunities because of their gender. It notes that since the Millennium Declaration in 2000, African governments and development partners have started to explore ways to boost women empowerment in the region. It is taken into account that the African governments adopted the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa as a broad framework of its commitments to address the issue.


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