This meeting highlights the importance of economic empowerment of women and the most recent insights on how to foster it. A central theme of the Voice and Agency report is that concerted action in various domains works best to overcome the specific constraints that women face. In the second part of the meeting, we zoom in on access to land, as one of the constraints highlighted in the report. Improving women's property rights can have transformative effects on social norms and women's status within the household and the community.
Gender Equality Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Senior Adviser, World Bank
Coordinator of the Task Force Women’s Rights and Gender Equality of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Professor, International Development Studies at the Utrecht University and Chair of the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance LANDac
Lead Economist, World Bank Gender Group