Women empowerment in Africa:Who has failed the women?

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

The private sector is a key partner in efforts to advance gender equality and empower women.

Current research demonstrating that gender diversity helps businesses perform better signals that self-interest and common interest can come together.

Yet, ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills and energies-from executive offices to the factory floor and the supply chain-requires intentional actions and deliberate policies. CCTV’s Beatrice Marshall finds out who has failed women.