Armenia has regulatory framework, but not equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs: vice-speaker

Armenia has regulatory framework, but not equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs: vice-speaker

YEREVAN, December 5. /ARKA/. There is regulatory framework for female entrepreneurship in Armenia, but there are no equal opportunities, vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament Hermine Naghdalyan told ARKA Thursday.

“Armenia should become a country where the existing statutory equality in rights can be transformed to equal opportunities”, she said at the lobby of the second national conference entitled Development of Female Entrepreneurship in Armenia.

According to the vice-speaker, it is not sufficient to include certain paragraphs with favorable terms for women in entrepreneurship support projects. Special programs should be developed for businesswomen bearing in mind features of female-owned businesses, Naghdalyan said.

A special fund was set up for promoting female entrepreneurship in India for example, Naghdalyan said.

Naghdalyan stressed the importance of developing women entrepreneurship in Armenia. According to her, women very often feel more responsible for their businesses: they treat them as part of their family and may make great achievements if equal opportunities are provided.

The second national conference on female entrepreneurship was held by the Union of Employers of Armenia.

The first conference was held in December 2009. –0—

13:48 05.12.2013

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