Xingwana: Prioritise women's access to land

2012-08-29 14:09
Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana (GCIS)

Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana (GCIS)

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Johannesburg - Women's access to land should be prioritised to address rural development and food security problems, Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana said on Wednesday.

"Together with the department of land reform, we are determined to ensure that women become the main beneficiaries of land reform," she said in a speech prepared for delivery at the Women and Budget initiative held by the Motsepe Foundation in Johannesburg.

Rural development, food security, and land reform affected women disproportionately. Empowering women would help win the war against poverty, inequality, unemployment, and abuse.

She said the aim of the initiative was to ensure resources allocated were co-ordinated to address gender inequality.

"Such initiatives will help us achieve the desired goals, one of which is boosting women's involvement and contribution to the budget process, to make it truly participatory and inclusive."

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