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Women empowerment in Africa

Africa in need of... WOMEN EMPOWERMENT 5 steps of women empowerment: 0200000000 1. reproductive health 00000000 = 400 day "Pregnancy and childbirth kill more than 400 African women every day JO000 victims Impoverished women, suffer disproportionately from unintended pregnancies, maternal death and disability, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, gender-based violence and other problems. 2. stewardship of natural resources Women produce between 60% and 80% of the food despite having less access to land and credit than men do. 60-80% Providing the tools and training to raise quality and yields is one of the best ways to increase food production. 3. educational empowerment 25% of women globally are still illiterate - most of them live in Africa. And in 47 out of 54 African countries, girls have less than a 50% chance of completing primary school. "Investing in girls' education is one of the most effectiye ways to reduce poverty "Educated girls are likely to marry later and to have smaller, healthier families' 4. economic empowerment Women in Africa re-invest about 90% of their income back into their households compared to between 30% and 40% for men. Giving the knowledge and skills that women need to run successful farms and businesses is an efficient way to strengthen poor families. 90% 30-40% 5. political empowerment Either by law or by custom, women in many African countries still lack rights to: > Own land and to inherit property > Obtain access to credit > Attend and stay in school > Earn income and move up in their work, free from job discrimination "Women and girls are Africa's greatest untapped resource, and it is they, not diamonds or oil and minerals, that will be the foundation for solid, sustainable and equitable progress." Joaquim Chissano Sources:;

Women empowerment in Africa

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Facts about gender inequity in Africa. Aspects of women empowerment.


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