Economic Empowerment of Women
We work to remove the barriers that limit women’s participation in Pacific economies.
Economies grow faster with women’s full participation. However, discriminatory laws, social norms, and customary practices, as well as low control over assets, low levels of support and a lack of awareness about how to start a business are limiting the ability of Pacific women to engage in business activities to the same extent as men.
Economic Empowerment of Women at a glance
Women and Business
More women on SOE boards
Leadership potential realized
Lower wages, uncertain employment, and caring responsibilities all impact on the retirement fund contributions Pacific women can make throughout their lives, a new PSDI report argues.
PSDI has helped secure Pacific Islands Investment Forum endorsement for the establishment of a “Women in Superannuation” working group.
Greater gender diversity in Solomon Islands business leadership will “deliver benefits for everyone” by boosting productivity and profitability, a local launch event for PSDI's Leadership Matters study has heard.
More than 40 government, business, and civil society representatives in Solomon Islands gathered on 14 September 2022 for a roundtable discussion on PSDI’s Leadership Matters report. (News item courtesy of Tavuli News)