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.”

Read more on the Solomon Star News website.