Event | Women, Business and the Law 2022 – World Bank

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A legal environment that supports women is more important than ever. The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately affected women. Besides the health impacts, lockdowns also exacerbated instances of domestic violence. Economically, women have been slower to regain lost jobs, and have struggled to care for their families while trying to stay in the paid workforce.
The Women Business and the Law 2022 report is the eighth in a series of annual studies measuring the laws and regulations in 190 economies, in eight areas impacting women’s economic participation – mobility, workplace, pay, marriage, parenthood, entrepreneurship, assets, and pensions. This year’s report also includes pilot research on the legal frameworks for available, affordable and quality childcare, as well as on the implementation of laws.
Drawing on the findings from the latest Women, Business and the Law report, this event will contribute to the public conversation on women’s economic empowerment and a more equitable, prosperous world. It is part of the World Bank Group’s yearlong Gender Equality and Development +10: Accelerate Equality initiative, which explores the important progress made and lessons learned in reducing gender gaps and increasing women’s economic empowerment over the last 10 years, and takes stock of remaining challenges, while strengthening partnerships with a diverse group of stakeholders in the quest to #AccelerateEquality.
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00:00 Welcome! Animation video and opening remarks
05:01 Reflections by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
10:27 Remarks by Dr. Carmen Reinhart, World Bank Group Chief Economist
19:22 Key findings of the Women, Business and the Law 2022 report
30:42 Women economic empowerment: current situation, priorities, COVID-19 impact
36:25 Child care and women economic empowerment
43:38 Ensuring diversity within supply chains: business case or ESG question?
50:37 Implementation vs laws on the books
53:16 The successful case of Gabon
57:24 Closing remarks
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