Gender inequality on the other hand undermines economic growth and social development. This is particularly true among less developed economies where women are often constrained from having equal access to social and economic capital such as employment, political, financial and social services. Consequently empowering women and enabling them to actively participate and contribute to social, economic and political activities is important for sustainable development
Gender equality is important for both intrinsic and instrumental reasons. It affects social harmony and society’s well being in various dimensions. It involves policy dimensions in all areas including education, poverty, labour, financial markets, political and economic empowerment, institutions and overall economic development.