At the World Bank we are committed to supporting women and girls with the breadth of impact in our projects and within our staff. We are proud that as of 2022, 48 percent of our office workforce in Madagascar is female, represented at all levels. Equal gender representation is our goal. We are also ensuring that all World Bank financed projects address gender gaps and support greater access to services and employment opportunities for women and girls.
We hope to create more awareness about the importance of girls’ education, women’s participation in the labor force and preventing gender-based violence (GBV). This is why we are partnering with the First Lady, Mialy Razakandisa Rajoelina, and other partners to launch the Une Fille qui Apprend, Une Femme qui Gagne (Girls Learn, Women Earn) to crowdsource ideas and actions. The campaign will run from November 25, 2022, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to March 8, 2023, International Women’s Day.
For a little over 100-days, we will focus on building advocacy and creating awareness, but also on taking actions to impact girls’ education, women’s labor participation and prevention of gender-based violence.