WORKSHOP

DAY 2 | 12 October | Workshop Session

15:20 - 16:30

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Women, Business and the Law: How Laws Affect Women's Economic Opportunities

Workshop presenters: Claudia Lenny Corminales, Legal Analyst, World Bank Group and Viktoria Khaitina, Legal Analyst, World Bank Group

This workshop will showcase the main findings of the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2021 report, and will explore the importance of legal frameworks to ensure women’s economic opportunities around the world. 

Women, Business and the Law 2021 is the seventh in a series of annual studies measuring the laws and regulations that affect women’s economic opportunity in 190 economies. Amidst the challenges of the global pandemic, the report highlights global progress toward gender equality as well as identifying barriers to women's economic participation and policy actions that could be taken to improve economic opportunity for women. 

Women, Business, and the Law data and analysis provide policymakers with a starting point for legal reforms by identifying the laws and regulations that limit women’s economic inclusion and prevent them from thriving as both employees and entrepreneurs. This session will focus on the main findings from the report and what can be done to improve women’s economic opportunities worldwide. We encourage participants to read the latest report, explore the project’s website, and bring their questions and reflections, as there will be plenty of time for a lively discussion.

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