Empowerment project called ’50 Million African Women Speak’ launched in Seychelles

An economic empowerment project for women called ‘50 Million African Women Speak – Digital Networking Platform’ has been launched in Seychelles, one of 38 countries in Africa where the project will be unveiled. 

The project is an initiative of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, or COMESA,  and was launched last year.

“Women play a critical role in the development of our economies. However, they continue to face gender-specific barriers such as limited access to information and networking opportunities, lower levels of education and business training,” explained the Director of Gender and Social Affairs at COMESA,  Beatrice Simwapenga – Hamusonde.

Source: Seychelles News Agency