Gender inequality not only affects women socially, but also impedes their economic and social development. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), eliminating gender inequality could raise the productive potential of one billion Africans. Thus, gender mainstreaming of policy formulation is essential for sustainable growth and poverty reduction. This pillar will focus on eliminating inequalities that deprive women and girls of basic rights, resources and opportunities.
Regarding economic empowerment, we will play an enabler role, rather than direct implementation. The aim shall be to position women and girls to access economic resources and opportunities, as well as to strengthen their enterprise initiatives. In all cases, CREAW shall attend to both the demand and supply sides of applicable business relations.