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Women, Business and the Law 2018 Report Launch

March 29, 2018

Washington, DC

World Bank Group

  • Find out in how many countries women are barred from certain jobs simply because they are women, where there are no laws on sexual harassment in employment, and where husbands can get their wives fired from work. Women, Business and the Law 2018 is the fifth in a series of biennial reports measuring gender discrimination in legal treatment, and examining its economic consequences. This session will discuss the main findings from the Women, Business and the Law 2018 report.  

  • Kristalina Georgieva

    CEO, World Bank

    Shanta Devarajan

    Acting World Bank Group Chief Economist and Senior Director for Development Economics, World Bank Group

    Sarah Iqbal

    Program Manager, Women, Business and the Law, World Bank

    Christine Hogan

    Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean, World Bank Group