BOARD­ROOMS ARE NOT THE ONLY BAT­TLE­GROUND

The Africa Report - - LETTERS -

I am proud to see women rep­re­sented in board­rooms and se­nior man­age­ment po­si­tions across the con­ti­nent. On the other hand, I still think more can be done to en­cour­age fem­i­nism [‘A woman’s place is in the board­room’, TAR103 Sept. 2018]. There is still wage in­equal­ity, and women are less rep­re­sented in the labour force than their male coun­ter­parts. Be­yond the work en­vi­ron­ment, most coun­tries still strug­gle with is­sues such as sex­ual and gen­der-based vi­o­lence, fe­male traf­fick­ing, etc. As proud as we are to see women on boards and in po­lit­i­cal po­si­tions, I am afraid that un­til we deal with these is­sues we will fail to move for­ward. It is hard to say that any gen­der would be bet­ter suited to tackle cor­rup­tion and achieve eco­nomic progress, but we must build a com­mu­nity that holds fem­i­nism and equal­ity in all as­pects in high re­gard. Arnold Dublin-green, Se­nior port­fo­lio man­ager, Ecobank As­set Man­age­ment

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