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'Women play a vital role'

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, May 19, 2014

WOMEN make up 49 per cent of the total population in the country and they play a vital role in supporting the national economy, says Vodafone ATH Foundation executive Ambalika Kutty.

Ms Kutty said even though 49 per cent of the total population were women, they still continued to struggle in making effective and efficient contributions towards the nation's economy through income-generating projects.

"In reality, less value is given to their contributions and they are less likely to realise their capacity to make a better life for themselves, their families and their communities," she said.

"Women are often invisible players in all developments' facets and in order to improve the situation, practical means for empowering women is widely required.

"Government continues to provide the policy framework and development opportunities for the development and advancement of women through successive strategic development plans."








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