IMPROVING the economic status of women in the country is a policy priority of the government.
This was according to Minister for the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), Freda Rangirei during the Australian Government’s partnership with Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) through Women’s Economic Empowerment in a Business Networking Breakfast Friday last week.
Mrs Rangirei said improving the economic status of women is a policy priority of the government, outlines in the National Gender Equality and Women’s Development Policy 2016-2020 and translated into strategic actions in the recently launched National Strategy for Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls 2020-2023.
“Key to the successful implementation of these policy frameworks is the need for all partners and stakeholders to have ownership of these policies and to work collaboratively to implement them,” Ms Rangirei said.
She added women’s economic empowerment will continue to be a priority for the Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs.
However, she said in the context of Covid-19, economically empowering our women is even more critical now than ever.
By ESTHER NURIA