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October 24, 2019

Agriculture as a vehicle for increasing women’s participation in global trade

Recently, there has been a widespread recognition towards agriculture as an engine of growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.  Yet the sector keeps under performing in many parts of our continent and other developing countries. Globally, women produce 50% of global food products and comprise, on average, 43% of the agricultural labour force in […]

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October 17, 2019

Caroline and Juliana: Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Paying It Forward

Many years ago, Juliana Mtenga worked as a simple tailor in Tanzania’s city of Dodoma. She earned a small income, which she didn’t mind because she considered her real full time job as that of taking care of her children and the house. As any caring mother, Juliana was concerned about her children’s nutrition – more so for […]

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October 7, 2019

Crossing closed: How women on the Uganda-Rwanda border are coping

Uganda and Rwanda are embroiled in an ongoing diplomatic row that has seen major border crossings between the countries closed since late February. Caught in the crossfire are women whose livelihoods depend on the free movement of goods, services and people across the Uganda-Rwanda border. In June, three civil society organisations filed a lawsuit on behalf of […]

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October 3, 2019

Agriculture,vehicle for increasing women’s involvement in global teade

In African countries, according to the UNDP, the economic and social discrimination against women actually costs Africa USD 105 billion a year or 6% of the continent’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In Tanzania, agriculture is a principal source of income and livelihood for about 65% of the population contributing an estimated 30%to the GDP. […]

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September 17, 2019

Trademark pushes for women entrepreneurship in EA

Speaking ahead of upcoming annual research symposium on Sustainable and inclusive aid for trade, Atuheirwe urged governments in the region to do all that they can to ensure women have the right information to thrive in business. This is against a finding by Global entrepreneurship monitor report 2016/17 indicating that East Africa has some of […]

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September 2, 2019

Africa is aiming to create the world’s largest trading bloc. It won’t succeed without women

Trade activity is rooted in basic supply and demand. The female population is estimated to account for 50% of Africa’s total population, and so it is essential to consider women when deliberating on implementation of crucial policies such as the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. The AfCFTA aims to create a single continental market for […]

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August 21, 2019

TGNP goes out empowering cross-border women traders

The certificates were introduced by the common market protocol of EAC to make the businesses easier for the small-scale cross-border trade. The achievements were among the outcomes of the project on capacity building to informal Women Cross Border Traders (WCBT) and duty bearers on gender mainstreaming in trade. The project which was conducted by Tanzania […]

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July 8, 2019

Border: Women traders sue Uganda, Rwanda

Women traders operating between Uganda and Rwanda have sued the two governments seeking compensation for losses they have incurred since the border was closed in February. The suit was filed in the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in Arusha, Tanzania on June 21 by a consortium of three civil society organisations (CSOs) on behalf […]

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