#WomenCan: World Bank, UN Women and Hillary Clinton to launch ground-breaking report
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
After two years of research and many in-depth consultations, on 14 May the World Bank team will launch a ground-breaking report, with Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
The new report, Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity, focuses on freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. It shines a spotlight on the value of enabling women and girls to fulfil their potential and of amplifying their voices. It distills vast data and hundreds of studies to cast important new light on the constraints women and girls face worldwide, from epidemic gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from making decisions about their own lives. While highlighting gaps, the report equally reviews promising policies and interventions.
Join the discussion about this ground-breaking report and watch the webcast on this page on 14 May at 5.15 p.m. ET.