What will it take to end child marriage in Botswana?
Child marriages, or marriages of girls younger than 18 years old, are prevalent in Botswana, mostly in marginalized communities which…

Esther Modise |

‘'Help me. Help me!'' she yelled as she ran towards us. Mary (not her real name) was 10 years old when her father and brother decided to get her married to a 50-year-old man in…

Sheilla Ayebare |

The majority of women in developing countries still lack access to the internet—a significant hurdle to gender equality and inclusion. To close the gap, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Sonia Jorge |

Vous êtes-vous déjà demandé pourquoi des parents marient leurs enfants de moins de 18 ans contre leur volonté ? D’après ce que j’ai lu sur ce sujet, quatre facteurs sont à l’origine de ce…

Eliane Mbende |

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to widen the digital divide between men and women, which has become a significant hurdle to gender equality. To address this, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Boutheina Guermazi |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

Addressing gender-based violence may take time. Better education systems are an essential first step to ensuring every girl is able to fulfill her potential.

Caren Grown, Diana J. Arango |

International Women’s Day on March 8 provides us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women all over the world and reflect on both the progress we have made on gender equality and the…

Henry G. Kerali |

Eliminating learning poverty, defined as the share of children that by age 10 cannot read and understand a simple text, is as critical as eliminating extreme poverty, stunting or hunger.

Jaime Saavedra |

Women are notoriously underrepresented in the tech sector. Why is that, and how can we change the status quo? To find out, the World Bank invited 30 women leaders from Silicon Valley to share…

Alicia Hammond |