Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Gender parity and women’s empowerment – a glass half full
African countries have made significant strides in promoting gender parity in primary education. But they need to do more at secondary and tertiary levels to fully exploit women’s intellectual capacities. And although gender parity in paid non-agricultural employment is observed in the services sector (where women usually outnumber men), the reverse is true for higher-paying industrial jobs, which may stoke gender wage disparities because wages differ across sectors, skills and occupations. In politics, Africa needs to move beyond women’s participation to improving their capacity for contributing to development discussions and outcomes.
- 21/04/2013 - International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes and Lay the Groundwork for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- 14/03/2013 - African Ministers and Stakeholders Meet in Tunisia to Shape Africa’s Post-MDG Agenda
- 05/03/2013 - Africa-Wide Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Review of Africa’s Progress Toward the MDGs
- 11/12/2012 - Common Position on Africa’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Set to Take Shape in Senegal
- 17/10/2012 - AfDB and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty