Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

Closing the gender gap in the workplace is one of the most critical challenges facing the global community. The benefits of more women engaging in economic activity include increased firm…

Gloria Kuoh, Aarushi Sinha, Gergana Tsvetanova Tsvetanova, Laura A. Ruiz-Gaona |

Freedom of movement may be taken for granted in many places, at least from a legal perspective. However, legal provisions limiting women’s freedom to decide where to go, travel and live still…

Souad Adnane |

In MENA, gender inequality concerns have traditionally taken a back seat to the “larger” or “more urgent” issues. Yet, as history has shown, the exclusion of entire segments of the population is a…

Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, Talajeh Livani |

         Before the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, 10-year-old Raheeb Al Kamali used to play football in a playground with his friends every afternoon in the AlTawahi District of Aden. Cristiano…

Tahir Akbar, Adnan Awan |

This blog is a part of a series using data from the Women, Business and the Law project. The data explores legal and regulatory challenges faced by women through different stages of their working…

Aarushi Sinha, Divyanshi Wadhwa, Laura A. Ruiz-Gaona |

Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |

Photo Credit: Patrick Fadous, NVSP Communications Officer Jean, a Christian Catholic, Graziella, a Christian Orthodox, Ali, a Muslim Shiite, Roukaya, a Muslim Sunni, and Ashraf, a Druze, met for…

Rene Leon Solano, Jumana Alaref |