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Why push for women-led businesses intensifies

Friday, November 06, 2020 > 11:11:11
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The International Trade Centre (ITC) puts the share of women-owned companies participating in international trade at 20 per cent. It also said an estimated one billion women are unable to fully participate in the global economy. In the developing countries, including Nigeria, about 36 per cent of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are said to be partially or fully owned by women. However, a global campaign to increase women participation in international trade has gained momentum. Those behind the push say that gender equality is key to achieving the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ DANIEL ESSIET reports.



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