The external debt crisis and its impact on African women
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Training and Research Centre for Women;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This study was commissioned by the African Training and Research Centre for Women of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The study's main objectives included: an analysis of the debt crisis in and outside Africa; a review of the impact of the economic/debt crisis on women and their overall socio-economic situation particularly in health, employment and agriculture sectors; examination of external debt crisis and its relation to the implementation of the global and regional strategies for the advancement of women in Africa and how women were responding to debt crisis. Within these objectives, the impact of debt-crisis on women is examined and measure aimed at assisting women in coping with economic/debt crisis are recommended.