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Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to womenapos;s empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Publication 91161 OCT 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; Hasan, Tazeen; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Santamaria, Julieth

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity : Main report (English)

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to womenapos;s empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Working Paper 88179 JAN 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hasan, Tazeen; Bonilla, Julieth Andrea Santamaria

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to womenapos;s empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Working Paper 88179 JAN 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hasan, Tazeen; Bonilla, Julieth Andrea Santamaria

Womenapos;s movements, plural legal systems and the Botswana constitution: how reform happens (English)

Collective action by womenapos;s networks has been a strong driver of legislative change in many countries across the world. Womenapos;s groups in Botswana have used advocacy tools such as testing the implementation of gender equality principles in the national court system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6690 NOV 01, 2013

Hasan, Tazeen; Tanzer, Ziona

Womenapos;s legal rights over 50 years : progress, stagnation or regression ? (English)

Using a newly compiled database of womenapos;s property rights and legal capacity covering 100 countries over 50 years, this paper analyzes the triggers and barriers to reform. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6616 SEP 01, 2013

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Hasan, Tazeen; Rusu, Anca Bogdana

Womenapos;s legal rights over 50 years : what is the impact of reform ? (English)

This study uses a newly compiled database of womenapos;s property rights and legal capacity covering 100 countries over 50 years to test for the impact of legal reforms on employment, health, and education outcomes for women and girls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6617 SEP 01, 2013

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Hasan, Tazeen; Rusu, Anca Bogdana

Empowering women : legal rights and economic opportunities in Africa (English)

This book looks at the effect of legal and economic rights on womenapos;s economic opportunities. It focuses on entrepreneurship because women in Africa are active entrepreneurs, and the links between property rights and the ability to enter contracts in oneapos;s own name affect entrepreneurial activities. ... See More +

Publication 73071 OCT 04, 2012

Driemeier, Mary Hallward; Hasan, Tazeen