ADVANCING WOMEN’S LIBERTY FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH
November 30th, 2021 9AM to 12:00PM GMT +1
Venue: S.T Muna Foundation, Yaounde
According to the World Bank (2012), if all forms of discrimination against women are eliminated and their skills fully utilized, productivity would increase by 40%. Despite this assertion, women still face many barriers in contributing to and benefiting from economic development. These barriers begin with comparatively low investments in female education, to health care, restricted access to services and assets, and they are made worse by legal and regulatory constraints on women’s opportunities In Cameroon, the rate of vulnerable jobs for women stands at 81%, which has a serious impact on their economic development, World Bank(2019).. As a result, the global progress in development over the last three decades has not translated into proportional gains for women.
The main objective of this panel discussion is to assess the role played by women in promoting sustainable economic development in Cameroon.
Specifically, the Discussion will: Assess barriers to women’s economic liberty and prosperity in Cameroon; and Propose solutions that can advance the economic liberty of women in Cameroon.
3. Who should participate?
This event is open to women-led organizations, women business leaders, policymakers and the general public.
Bar. Nsen Abeng
National director of CIVITAS Cameroon, an organization that advocates for human rights
Dr. Wilfried Pathe
Lecturer on Human rights
Catholic University of Central Africa, (UCAC) Yaoundé
Moderator: Dr. Vera Kum
Fellow in Economic Affairs – Nkafu Policy Institute
This event is organized by the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation.