Eritrea: Summit of the Federation of National Associations of Businesswomen

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Asmara, 28 July 2022 – The Horn of Africa COMESA Federation of National Businesswomen Associations Summit was held today, 28 July, at the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers, here in Asmara , in which representatives of Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti are taking part.

Addressing the summit, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, indicated that the opportunity created has a significant contribution to the economic development of women in particular and that of society in general, said that if it is organized, it will create an opportunity to exchange experiences between countries. .

Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Zefrework Fesehaye, Director of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, indicating that currently 50% of the population of the State of Eritrea are women, said that immediately after independence, the Eritrean government issued a labor law proclamation aimed at protecting female employees against all forms of discrimination and ratified seven fundamental conventions of the International Labor Organization to guarantee working conditions and ensuring equal treatment of women.

Participants also observed an exhibition of agricultural products and handicrafts organized by Eritrean women agronomists.

The COMESA Businesswomen Federation comprises 21 countries including Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Horn of Africa Sudan.

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