On March 5, 2020, we could observe the birth of a structure equipped to monitor the legal, economic, political and social realities of women in Colombia.

José Cuesta |

Here in Armenia, we have identified several gender gaps that manifest throughout a woman’s life. These start with a preference for sons, followed by “gender streaming” in education, in which young…

Sylvie K. Bossoutrot |

Today, women have just three-quarters of the legal rights of men. In 1970, it was less than half. The Women, Business and the Law 2020 report presented results from our recent effort to...

Tea Trumbic |

You know by now that depending on where they live, women may face multiple obstacles that limit their opportunities and prevent them from thriving at work in the same way as men. Will the…

Natália Mazoni Silva Martins, Sheng Cui |

A recent reform to the Marriage Law overhauled these discriminatory provisions, granting spouses equal rights to manage and dispose of marital property. In other countries, however, inequality…

Nisha Arekapudi, Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

Starting a business requires capital: the fact that legal constraints on women’s property have only recently been removed helps explain why women face more obstacles than men in accumulating it.…

Julia Braunmiller, Claudia Corminales |

Women around the world from every income bracket face various obstacles when they become parents. The motherhood penalty and discrimination can reduce women’s wages, lower their chances for…

Katrin Schulz |

It might surprise you that women still have to protest domestic violence in 2020. But did you know that it’s been just 40 years since the first law on domestic violence was passed?

Isabel Santagostino, Nisha Arekapudi |

Women in every part of the world are paid less than men solely because of their gender. Recent estimates indicate that globally, women are paid 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. One of the…

Katrin Schulz, Nour Chamseddine |

In 2016, there were 131 countries with legislation on sexual harassment in employment. Today, a little more than two years after the #MeToo hashtag took hold, there are 140. Over the last two…

Nisha Arekapudi, Isabel Santagostino |