DW AngolaAngola Country Gender Analysis 1991

Angola Country Gender Analysis 1991

Tuesday, 1 October, 1991
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Informal Economy

Contrary to the situation in other SADCC countries, there exist virtually no reports or documentation about gender aspects and their relations to the developments taking place in Angola. Rural women have a double workload with most agricultural and virtually all domestic tasks. This heavy workload plus poor maternal health have consequences for child nutritional status. New technologies which reduce a burden or provide an economic advantage for women are often appropriated by men. Between 1986-88, over 500 grinding mill introduced into rural areas, although used by women, are managed by men. Between 1985-88, the number of women who got some 3,000 water pumps introduced into rural areas is insignificant.