Africa needs to walk the talk on the women empowerment and gender equality
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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Africa has to come up with a more transformative framework, which will accelerate the desired change in the lives of women and girls, with a focus on investing in women’s education, health, property rights, access to and control over financial resources, knowledge and information. During his opening speech at the Ministerial segment of the Regional Conference on the review of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) 20 years into its launch, Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said that time for token references on women empowerment and gender equality was over. “Nobody should have been given the chance to get away with it in the first place. But, unfortunately it was tolerated for quite a long time. We have a chance to make a real difference.