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The Afghan Government Supports Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 October 2017 17:59

Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI) was officially inaugurated with the presence of Afghanistan Fist Lady, H.E. Bibi Gul Rula Ghani, cabinet members, Businesswomen and civil society representatives at GMIC today, 02 Oct, 2017.

In a video message, H.E. President Ghani said that AWCCI is another chapter for women empowerment in the private sector development which will help the women to extend their investment, employment and self reliance.

President Ghani also said that his administration will support AWCCI’s programs, and the women representation in the High Economic Council will contribute to resolve the challenges that the businesswomen face in the country.

The First Lady, Bibi Gul Ghani addressing the audience in the ceremony said that AWCCI demonstrates an increase in the number of capable women entrepreneurs in trade and industries and is a crucial step towards businesswomen key activities in the country.

“Establishment of AWCCI will encourage other women towards economic self reliance and would help women share the burden with their male members of family”, added the First Lady.

She reiterated that this initiative of women would shape the pillar of a prosperous community, and their exchange of views in the AWCCI would help to tackle the challenges they face.

Delbar Nazari, Minister of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), appreciated the establishment of AWCCI and appointment of its board of directors as another important step towards the women leadership in economic sectors. She expressed the government support for women empowerment in this sector and added that the women contribution in the economic sector is increasing while; MoWA with the international community is currently implementing a number of women empowerment projects.

She continued that the women economic activities will help in their self reliance and reduce the conflicts in the families.  She also referred to the development and implementation of a number of laws, regulations and mechanisms to encourage women traders as well as resolving various challenges.