Panoramic cityscape of Karachi in Pakistan. Karachi’s urbanization has had a physical impact on surrounding cities, creating sprawling and underleveraged agglomerations Credit: World Bank With…

Jessica Rachel Schmidt |

The global #16Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign started on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ended on International…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Indian woman cleaning up solar panels in the province of Odisha, India.  Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development With only 43% of its households…

Keisuke Iyadomi |

What is the difference between an economic migrant and a refugee? In principle, the response is clear: economic migrants are essentially people in search of opportunities for economic betterment,…

Xavier Devictor |

Photo: Tom Perry/World Bank For many, the connection seems strange at first. What do gas and mining have to do with women’s economic and social empowerment, let alone gender-based violence? The…

Katherine C. Heller |

DRC, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Rwanda Join Forces to Fight Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Working on addressing and preventing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in fragile and post-…

Natacha Lemasle |

It’s a serene place. Five women and their children currently reside at the domestic violence shelter. They are escaping abusive husbands, parents, in-laws, or siblings. Their stay ranges from…

Rebecca Lacroix |

Stuffed animals line the window sill, toys crowd the room’s perimeter, children’s crayon drawings depict a loss of childhood.

Nicole Klingen, Melanie Mayhew |

About the campaign #16Days blog series The communities of Choloma, La Ceiba and el Progreso in Honduras all had one question in common:  "When can we get started?" "We want…

Amber L. Hill, Diana J. Arango, Margarita Puerto Gómez |

About the campaign #16Days blog series As part of the World Bank's involvement in the #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we'll be holding a discussion  this…

Claudia Gabarain |