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UN urges investment in women for economic progress 

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Women's empowerment is pivotal to creating systematic change and breaking down barriers that women face in accessing finance.

The United Nations has themed this year's Women's Day, 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress' placing a strong focus on addressing economic disempowerment. 

Women are often described as the backbone of society, while another goes, 'Give a woman a dollar, and she will multiply it."

Yet the realities on the ground suggest that gender inequality remains entrenched in some societies across the globe, and Namibia is no exception.