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London Presentation and Panel: 'Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity'
September 9, 2014London

This major report distills vast data and studies to shed new light on constraints facing women and girls worldwide, from epidemic levels of gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from owning property, working, and making decisions about their own lives.


Welcoming remarks:

 Betsy Nelson
 Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Presentation of the report:

Jeni Klugman
World Bank Senior Adviser

Panel of experts:

Liz Ditchburn
Director of Policy, Department for International Development

Sabina Alkire
Director of the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative University of Oxford

Soha Soliman
Head of SMEs at National Bank of Egypt

Charlotte Watts
Prof, Social & Mathematical Epidemiology, Lndn School of Hygiene & Tropical Science

Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director, Oxfam International


Michaela S. Bergman
Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • WHEN: 14:00-15:30 GMT
  • where: Auditorium, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • CONTACT: Sarah Jackson-Han
  • sjacksonhan@worldbankgroup.org