Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

Do you think the world is becoming more equal for women at work? The recently published Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform gives us some insight. While achieving gender equality…

Sarah Iqbal, Rita Ramalho |

A student leader in her school's anti-violence and coexistence project entering the school's courtyard     © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank We live in a world where [[tweetable]]one in…

Paula Tavares |

Photo: Visual News Associates / The World Bank As we celebrate International Women’s Day, if there is one concept to keep in mind above all others, it’s that gender equity is vital 24-7-365, and…

Anabel Gonzalez |

The stat is appalling: [[tweetable]]1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.[[/tweetable]] Although it may take…

Sweta Shrestha, Ram Devineni, Isabel Santagostino, Margarita Puerto, Rocio Calidonio |

Photo Credit: Stephan Bachenheimer / The World Bank Women today represent about 50 percent of the world’s population and, for the past two decades, about 50 percent of the labor force. Yet there…

Cecile Fruman |

My father is a long-distance trucker based in Belarus. As a young girl, I spent long hours on the road with him. I loved traveling to neighboring and faraway cities and—even though I could barely…

Alena Sakhonchik |

Photo: Mricon/Flickr This Earth Day, we have good reason to celebrate. It’s been a year that saw historic commitments along the path of our collective response to climate change and how we will…

Kevin Taylor, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Photo: Scott Wallace/World Bank The sun sets this year on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include the elimination of gender disparities in education at all levels. Even though…

Isabel Santagostino |

The Client Protection Principles: Model Law and Commentary for Financial Consumer Protection (the "Model Law"), recently launched by the Microfinance CEO Working Group, has the potential…

Ros Grady |