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 |

In 38 countries, women can still be fired for being pregnant

Olena Mykhalchenko, Isabel Santagostino Recavarren |

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 27 economies in all regions and income groups enacted reforms to remove obstacles to women’s economic inclusion across all areas, and increased good practices in…

Natália Mazoni Silva Martins, Bassam Sebti |

Women, Business and the Law 2021 shows that when it comes to laws affecting economic participation, on average, women have just three quarters the rights of men. While the gap to be bridged is…

Marie Caitriona Hyland, Sarah Bunker |

The economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound detrimental effect for most people around the world. Yet, it has impacted men and women differently. The pandemic has…

Norman Loayza, Tea Trumbic |

In Liberia many women have started breaking out of traditional sectors with success. However they’re less visible than women participating in less profitable sectors. Behavioral science can help…

Catherine MacLeod, Sarika Gupta |