Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ABA Program on the World Bank: Women, Business and the Law

World Bank: Women, Business and the Law
Date: January 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location: IFC Building

2121 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20433
Room L-109 (ID-Required)
**Dial-In information will be sent out one day prior to the teleconference.**

The American Bar Association's Section of International Law (ABA International) continues its 2011-2012 series of Rule of Law Informational Sessions. These sessions explore the notion of rule of law, which organizations are involved in fostering the rule of law, and how to get involved. The sessions are free of cost and presented in-person as well as interactive teleconferences (advanced registration is required). Each teleconference will be recorded and accessible on the ABA International Rule of Law Committee website. Please join us for our fourth session of this informational series to discuss how the World Bank Group's Women, Business, and the Law (WBL) project.

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.

The second edition of Women, Business and the Law  report was launched at the World Bank on September 26, 2011 and serves as a source for research and a catalyst to enhance women’s economic prospects around the world. The report relies on the valuable expertise of lawyers to gather information on how the legal environment may impact women’s economic rights globally. Members of ABA International and the International Legal Resource Center contributed by completing a Family Law Survey and/or Employment Law Survey.
  • Caren Grown, Senior Gender Advisor at U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Lelia Mooney, Deputy Rule of Law Officer, ABA Section of International Law; Director, Partners for Democratic Change
  • Aileen Pisciotta, Co-Founder and Chair, IMPOWR
  • Rita Ramalho, Program Manager, Enterprise Analysis of the World Bank Group
Upcoming Sessions:
Co-Sponsoring International Law Committees:
Africa· International Human Rights · IMPOWR · International Securities and Capital Markets· Islamic Finance · Law Student, LLM & New Lawyer Outreach Committee · NGO and Not-for-Profit Organizations · Private International Law Coordinating Committee · UN & International Institutions Coordinating Committee
ABA International Rule of Law Committee:
Jason Matechak · Steven Hendrix · Lelia Mooney · Carol Mates · Matthew Nicely · Alexandra Wrage

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