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International Women's Day 2022—Accelerate Equality: Experience the Impact When you Break the Bias

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, we at the World Bank Group will celebrate women’s achievements and contributions with a series of events and engagements – we look forward to your participation!

The UN theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.”  

Gender equality remains a priority for the World Bank Group – both in our operations and in the organization. To drive transformative change, the World Bank Group’s yearlong Accelerate Equality initiative explores the important progress made and lessons learned over the last 10 years since the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development (WDR2012), and develops ideas and a momentum for the future while strengthening partnerships with a diverse group of stakeholders. 

We at the World Bank Group are working with our clients to find innovative solutions to help women and girls unleash their human capital and become leaders, entrepreneurs, and agents of change for green, resilient, and inclusive development. Engaging women is key to development, including climate action.  Women’s economic empowerment, in conjunction with girls’ education, family planning, reproductive and sexual health, and reduced child marriage, can facilitate the transition to low-carbon economies, help improve resource use, and assist in lowering environmental damage and land fragmentation, as well as increase resilience.

There is more work to do to achieve gender equality globally.  Together, let us accelerate gender equality today for a more sustainable tomorrow!