UNECA calls for measures to promote equal opportunities in AfCFTA

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has said that targeted measures were needed to ensure opportunities from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement were all-inclusive.
Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director, Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division, UNECA, said this at a roundtable on ‘Human Capital: Culture and Heritage’, hosted during the 2021 Africa Dialogue Series.
The event was hosted by the UN’s Office of the Special Adviser on Africa on May 28, according to a statement issued by the commission on Monday.
The roundtable discussion aimed to examine the role of culture and heritage in unlocking the full potentials of Africans and the economy.
Ruzvidzo said trade alone could not change the fact that women remained underpaid and underemployed compared to men, just as they remained vulnerable to high levies, bribes, harassment, confiscation of goods and violence.
“Women are not a homogenous group. AfCFTA will affect them differently based on their education, economic status and location.
”Understanding the gender impacts of trade under AfCFTA is critical in ensuring equality of opportunity for women and men…………TO CONTINUE READING CLICK ONhttps://thefreezonechannel.com/uneca-calls-for-measures-to-promote-equal-opportunities-in-afcfta/

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