Women, Business and the Law 2022 finds that globally the pace of legal reform for women’s economic inclusion is not moving fast enough. This implies a wasted opportunity, not only for women’s own…

Norman Loayza, Tea Trumbic |

COVID-19 is rapidly changing the world of work and the workplace, particularly for women.  In Jordan, where women’s economic participation is already low, advancing the role of women as economic…

Holly Welborn Benner, Anders Pedersen |

While we wish we could say that gender-based violence and, specifically, violence against women, is no longer a threat to women, the reality is sadly quite the opposite.

Ankita Panda, Isabel Santagostino Recavarren |

With increased connectivity, the world has also faced an escalation of the negative side of the digital space - cyber harassment. This type of violence can take on various forms such as online…

Siyi Wang, Nelsy Affoum |

We want to draw attention to the least acknowledged form of violence against women: economic violence. Economic abuse, which involves behaviors that control a woman’s ability to acquire, use, and…

Mila Cantar, Nayantara Vohra |

In an influential article published nearly three decades ago, Amartya Sen noted that over 100 million women were missing.

Asif Islam, Augusto Lopez-Claros |

In 2015, Kenya made history by enacting the Protection Against Domestic Violence Act. This landmark legislation, the result of years of advocacy from civil society and committed Members of…

Emilia Galiano, Nisha Arekapudi |

The last time governments around the world gathered to put women’s rights front and center was in 1995, during the Fourth World Conference on Women, convened by the United Nations in Beijing,…

Natália Mazoni Silva Martins |

More and more evidence is emerging on the risks that the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on women’s economic and financial security. Not only are female-dominated sectors heavily affected by the…

Julia Braunmiller |

Childcare matters for the economic participation of men and women alike. Without it, parents of young children would not be able to join the labor force. However, as those who carry out the bulk…

Marina Elefante, Alena Sakhonchik |