ya not only tanzania.becouseBetween 1995-2002, 48 African countries prepared national plans of action for poverty reduction that included gender concerns. Furthermore, some African countries have strategies for supporting women’s entrepreneurship through micro-credit schemes and capacity-building in enterprise management.However, while the number of people living in poverty dropped in all developing regions in the world between 1990 and 2000, it actually rose, in Africa, by over 82 million. African women constitute the majority of both urban and rural poor (over 70 per cent in some countries). Unequal power relations between women and men, the skewed distribution of remunerated and unremunerated work, unequal inheritance rights in some countries, food insecurity and lack of secure access to land, property, and other productive resources, as well as inadequate support for women’s entrepreneurship are some of the major causes of women’s poverty. Widespread poverty among women also affects other critical areas, such as women’s health and education.
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