UN Women Pacific Markets Literature Review 1st edition

Markets, whether centrally organized by a government body or ad hoc in nature, provide a critical source of income generation for women throughout the Pacific Island region. Yet like their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and much of Asia, women who trade in Pacific Island markets have their work dismissed as marginal, unskilled, and unimportant. Governments all too frequently ignore the substantial contributions that women market traders make to local and national economies.

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