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Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

The 2012 report recognized that expanding women's agency - their ability to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities is key to improving their lives as well as the world. ... 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 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

The 2012 report recognized that expanding women's agency - their ability to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities is key to improving their lives as well as the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 88179 JAN 01, 2014

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

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

Collective action by women's networks has been a strong driver of legislative change in many countries across the world. Women'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

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

Using a newly compiled database of women'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

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

This study uses a newly compiled database of women'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 women'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 one's own name affect entrepreneurial activities. ... See More +

Publication 73071 OCT 04, 2012

Driemeier, Mary Hallward; Hasan, Tazeen