Voice and agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity

This report 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. It highlights promising reforms and interventions from around the world and charts an urgent agenda for governments, civil society, development agencies and other stakeholders.  

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Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender equality and inequality

Resource type: Research papers

Resource year: 2014

Publishing entities: World Bank