Solomon Islands cannot progress without women

July 1, 2016

Speaking at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Dr Alice Pollard, co-founder of IWDA partner West ‘Are’Are Rokotanikeni Association, stressed the importance of including women in government policies.

Dr Pollard said women’s participation in an informal economy contributes to the livelihood of every household in the Solomon Islands and this participation needs to be recognised as it isn’t captured in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

She said:

“If all women in informal sector go on strike definitely there will be widespread starvation in our homes. Therefore it is time CBSI and the government must recheck their policies and laws to see where women missing and included them in the system, so that their participation could be accounted in the economic growth of the nation.”

Read more on the Solomon Star News website.

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