Monday, January 16, 2012

Go On! World Bank & women

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

As part of its series of Rule of Law Informational Sessions, the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association will sponsor a panel entitled "World Bank: Women, Business and the Law" will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon tomorrow, January 17, at the International Finance Corporation Building, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Panelists will discuss the World Bank project called WBL ( for "Women, Business and the Law").
The WBL project focuses on setting out legal differentiations on the basis of gender in 141 economies around the world, covering 6 areas – accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, dealing with taxes, building credit, and going to court. The project acknowledges the importance of wide-ranging factors for women’s economic opportunities, but focuses on one particular area: aspects of the formal legal and regulatory environment that affect women's ability to participate in the economy.
It's further described in a report released this past September.
Scheduled to speak are: Caren Grown (bottom right), Senior Gender Advisor at USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development; Leila Mooney, Deputy Rule of Law Officer for the ABA Section of International Law and Director of Partners for Democratic Change; Aileen Pisciotta (near right), Co-Founder and Chair of IMPOWR, the International Models Project on Women's Rights about which we've posted; and Rita Ramalho (far right), Program Manager of the Enterprise Analysis of the World Bank Group.
Persons outside D.C. may take part in the panel via teleconference, and a recording of the session eventually will be available here.
Full details and registration here.

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