ISLAMABAD, May 17 (SABAH): Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders on Wednesday lauded the efforts of the government to empower women which are prerequisite for rapid national development.
Underlining the importance of women in the society it asked to government to take more steps to create awareness regarding this issue.
Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt while expressing satisfaction over initiatives of the government to empower women has asked the government to take additional steps to empower women including legislation.
Government should fight hunger and poverty by empowering women who have limited opportunities, he said while speaking to a delegation of businesswomen.
Shahid Rasheed Butt said that more women are entering into a world of unemployment with limited options as most of the women who enter into business with no experience face losses.
He said that importance of grants, microloans and training and support are necessary for young women to learn economic skills and launch small businesses successfully.
Fighting poverty is only possible if government undertakes a well-funded women empowerment plan and initiate projects to help women learn networking, business planning, marketing, financial record-keeping and banking skills.
Empowering women to participate 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.