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World Bank - IMF Spring Meetings 2017 Gender Events

April 13, 2017


Exploring Gender Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment and Gender-Based Violence

Each spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, academics and private sector executives gather in Washington, D.C. for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. This year, World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings will take place from April 17 - 23, 2017, with seminars, regional briefings, press conferences and many other events focused on the global economy, international development and the world's financial system.

Several of these events will take on the challenges and identify solutions to achieving gender equality by 2030 - Sustainable Development Goal 5 and related targets. We invite you to join the discussions on the web and social media: 


Development Marketplace: Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 18, 2:30-4pm (ET)


To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic. Watch the Replay | Catch up with #GBVsolutions

Increasing Women's Financial Protection: What Can Insurance Do?

Wednesday, April 20, 10-11:30am (ET)


The socioeconomic status of women across the world is rising. They earn more and their power to influence household spending is increasing. Yet, their ability to mitigate financial risk for themselves, their assets, and their families remains low. Participants will discuss the role the insurance industry and its stakeholders can play in increasing financial protection for women from all income levels, while strengthening their participation in the economy. Watch the Replay | Catch up with #InsureHERProtectAll

Boosting Women's Economic Empowerment 

Wednesday, April 20, 4:30-5:30pm (ET)


Increasing women's participation in the labor force, their income-earning opportunities, and improving their access to productive assets are central to reaching the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030. A high-level panel of country, development and private sector representatives will discuss women's economic empowerment and the role women can play in the global fight against poverty. Watch the Replay | Catch up with: #EmpowerWomen