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Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia



Across the Europe and Central Asia region, many countries have a long history of striving for gender equality. However, almost three decades of unprecedented political, economic and social transformations have had profound gender-related impacts that vary country by country.


Women, Business and the Law

Women, Business and the Law 2020 measures the legal differences in access to economic opportunities between men and women in 190 economies. The dataset identifies barriers to women's economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws.

Read more: How have women’s legal rights evolved over the last 50 years?

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Gender Equality – World Bank Group Approach

The World Bank Group strategy on gender equality aims to help countries close gender gaps and accelerate progress in economic equality. The Group's Gender Action Plan is focused on four key areas:

  1. Improving human endowments;
  2. Removing constraints for more and better employment;
  3. Removing barriers to women’s ownership and control of assets;
  4. Enhancing women's agency and voice and engaging men.

Learn morehttps://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/gender