Elimination of economic and social-cultural discrimination


To contribute to securing of women’s equal access to rights and opportunities and securing of women’s equal access to, ownership and use of economic resources and or opportunities.

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.