Realizing the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development hinges on placing women and children at the centre.
WOMEN IN SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership of women through social enterprises provides a unique opportunity to dismantle some of these barriers. Increasingly, women across Africa are playing prominent roles in harnessing the power of markets and business to tackle society’s greatest challenges. Social enterprises harness trade, investment and business activity towards social and environmental objectives, and are being recognized as critical drivers of innovation for sustainable development. Furthermore, by setting up and managing a business, women can achieve economic independence, overcome poverty through asset building and improve their well-being as well as that of their families and communities. For instance, research in three countries found that, compared with male business owners, women business owners hired 17 per cent more women employees.
Women are the key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. But limited access to credit, health care and education are among the many challenges they face, which are further aggravated by the global food, economic crises and climate change.Empowering them is key not only to the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities but also to overall economic productivity.
Initiatives that aim to empower women to claim their rights to land, leadership, opportunities and to participate in shaping laws, policies and on all issues that affect their lives, including improved food and nutrition security, and better rural livelihoods.
A growing body of research evidence illustrates that advancing women’s economic empowerment has multiplier effects across the spectrum of development. Reducing gender gaps in health, education and labour markets have been shown to contribute to lower poverty, higher economic growth, greater productivity
Pangea Markets mission improving promoting gender equality, children rights and eradicating poverty. Focus areas include research on gender-based violence, child labour, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive, an initiative to transform and Empower women highlighting on the SDG – 5 women empowerment -Gender Equality. Empowering women is the most sure ways to raise people nations out of poverty, and help fulfil their sustainable goals.
Capacity Building Partnership
Initiatives will be engaging in countrywide forums to sensitize, educate and engage with women on entrepreneurship, social responsibility, cultural values, relationships, family welfare and address health challenges including, women sexual reproductive health that are considered a taboo.