Recently published Women, Business and the Law (WBL) brief “Legal Reforms to Protect Women at Home and at Work in São Tomé and Príncipe,” investigates how reform efforts resulted in the…

Natália Mazoni Silva Martins, Claudia Corminales |

The World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2022 added new pilot research on laws for childcare provision in 95 economies. The data identifies regulatory interventions on the availability,…

Hannelore Maria Leona Niesten, Alena Sakhonchik |

Would you get paid leave after giving birth in your country? Would your partner have more paid days off than you?

Marie Caitriona Hyland, Liang Shen, Sarah Bunker |

Data from the private sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) points to the consequences of gender-based discrimination in the labor market, as discussed in a recent paper based on a…

Marie Caitriona Hyland, Asif Islam, Silvia Muzi |

Documentation of legal barriers to women’s economic opportunities often overlooks accessibility related to both disability and gender. To fill this gap, the Women, Business and the Law project…

Julia Braunmiller, Marie Dry |

Taxation offers an objective and measurable benchmark for global progress toward gender equality. However, we lack a global picture of how women are treated by tax policies. To address the gap,…

Hannelore Maria Leona Niesten, Marie Caitriona Hyland |

Women’s economic empowerment is key to quickening and strengthening Uganda’s path to inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Margarita Puerto |

A new Women, Business and the Law (WBL) case study examines enablers of the trajectory towards equal rights in Kenya, which started in the early 1990s, with gender equality permanently becoming,…

Catherine N. Githae, Emilia Galiano, Fredrick Nyagah , Isabel Santagostino Recavarren |

For over a decade, Women, Business and the Law has been examining laws affecting women's participation in the economy. The 2022 edition of the report contributes new pilot data on laws for…

Tea Trumbic, Diva Dhar, Alena Sakhonchik, Jungwon Kim |

Marital power – the husband’s ability to have his will prevail – has long lingered in South Africa. A recently published Women, Business and the Law brief details the pioneering efforts of South…

Nisha Arekapudi, Natália Mazoni Silva Martins |