Panafrican News Agency

Ministry of Labour in Libya launches "Productive Women" Initiative

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Ministry of Labour and Reinsertion of the Government of National Unity launched on Thursday the "Productive Women" Initiative, as part of the government's overall strategy to promote Libyan women's contribution to the economy and encourage them to work.

The opening ceremony of the initiative was attended by the ministers of Labour and Reinsertion, Ali Al-Abed Al-Ridha, Economy and Trade, Mohamed Al-Haweij and Social Affairs, Wafaa Al-Kilani, the first deputy chairman of the High Council of State, Naji Mokhtar, the ambassadors of Palestine and Sudan to Libya and a group of guests and Libyan officials, said a statement from the Ministry of Labour.

In his speech, Al-Ridha stressed the importance of the role of women in all walks of life and the need to enhance their leadership role in a number of different fields, adding that this is part of the overall strategy of the national unity government.

The Minister of Economy and Trade also stressed the importance of women's economic empowerment, assuring that this project will contribute to improving the conditions of women in all Libyan cities as the economy is based on small and medium enterprises.

In turn, the Minister of Social Affairs stressed the need to network with relevant ministries, agencies and institutions, pointing out that there was a programme related to the productive family on which the ministry was working in coordination with the ministries of Labour and Reinsertion, Economy and Trade to implement this programme.

The programme of the ceremony included a screening of a documentary of the success stories of pioneering women in the field of economy, as well as a presentation of the working methodology of the initiative, through which the work will be carried out from the executive point of view.

An exhibition of products for productive families was opened, during which they presented their most important works to the public.

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