TBA, Tokyo, Japan

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Event Date Fri May 13 JST (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu May 12 11:00am - Thu May 12 11:00am
Location TBA
Tokyo, Japan
Region APAC

Around 2.4 billion women of working age are not afforded equal economic opportunity and 178 countries maintain legal barriers that prevent their full economic participation, according to the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2022 report. In 86 countries, women face some form of job restriction and 95 countries do not guarantee equal pay for equal work.

Globally, women still have only three quarters of the legal rights afforded to men -- an aggregate score of 76.5 out of a possible 100, which denotes complete legal parity. However, despite the disproportionate effect on women’s lives and livelihood from the global pandemic, 23 countries reformed their laws in 2021 to take much-needed steps towards advancing women’s economic inclusion, according to the report.


2022 Speakers

Natalia Mazoni
Private Sector Specialist, the Women, Business and the Law Program, World Bank

Viktoria Khaitina
Legal Consultant, the Women, Business and the Law Program, World Bank