Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity

Date: 
14/05/2014
Washington, DC

A new World Bank report, Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity, 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. These constraints are not only fundamentally unjust but economically unwise, slowing efforts to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Join  for a discussion about this groundbreaking report, which focuses on freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action.

Speakers:
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, Welcome
Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, Keynote
Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender & Development, World Bank Group, Findings
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, Discussant

Webcast will be available on this page on May 14th at 5:15pm ET.

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