Women’s Empowerment: Economic and Social Participation in Africa

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In Africa, women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination. Women often end up in insecure, low-wage jobs, and have limited access to the educational resources and financial tools they need to succeed. Women's leadership and participation in politics, civil society, and the private sector is limited on local, national, and global levels. Adolescent girls face particular challenges, including lower educational outcomes and traditional harmful practices.
that women face due to their sex and gender, which men do not, such as gender-based violence and early marriage.

This paper examines the role of women and initiatives aimed at the development of women's leadership and empowerment within the economic and social participation sectors. This is explored through several examples of women's roles in both economic and social sectors in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Burkina Faso and Kenya. Christina Castellani, World Education Inc., 2014.

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