On Thursday morning, 11 September 2014, LANDac together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organizes a launch of the World Bank report ‘Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity’. The Director of Gender of the World Bank, Jeni Klugman, will be present at this presentation and discussion. Klugman will shortly introduce the report which distills vast data and hundreds of studies to shed new light on constraints facing women and girls worldwide, from epidemic levels of gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from owning property, working, and making decisions about their own lives. The report highlights promising new interventions from around the world and lays out an urgent agenda for policymakers. After a more general introduction, the launch will focus on one of the major chapters of the report that looks at gender and control over land and housing.
Please access the full report here: Voice and Agency – Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity
Programme and more details will follow soon!