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.