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Thursday, 23 November, 2017

World Bank: Women’s Prospects Limited By Law In 155 countries

World Bank: Women’s Prospects Limited By Law In 155 countries

Two decades after 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration on gender equality, women’s economic opportunities and working rights are still widely subject to restrictive legislation in our world. Violence against women, specifically domestic violence, has shown some improvement in terms of legislation introduced in protecting women in various countries, but their implementation and the outcome of the rule of law had not been reported. Although the crux of the report centres on women’s financial liberties, it also provides some indication of their human rights, which impacts all areas of their lives.

(Scroll down the Legal Gender Gap diagram to see the index for all the 155 countries listed.)

Read Article Here:

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/sep/09/women-business-and-the-law-2016-getting-to-equal-world-bank-report

The full World Bank Report (and a separate Key Findings report) on Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal is found here:

http://wbl.worldbank.org/all-editions

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