Calls for more women to participate in Solomon Islands’ economy

August 2, 2016

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.”

Read more on the Solomon Star News website.