Calls for more women to participate in Solomon Islands’ economy
The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative says more women need to be involved in the Solomon Islands’ economy.
A gender specialist at the Asian Development Bank agrees and says cultural barriers are holding women back from participating in the economy.
Gender Specialist, Vijaya Nagarajan said:
“Firstly, there’s going to be an attempt made by banks, to try and make more loans to women and not trying to disregard them;
Secondly, companies themselves trying to employ more women, and trying to train more women are also necessary; and
Thirdly, women participating in debate about policy is also going to be important.”