Women, Business and the Law 2016 Report
SyCipLaw Partner Leslie C. Dy participated in the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal. The 2016 edition, the fourth in the series, continues to cover and collect data about legal restrictions on women’s entrepreneurship and employment. The series aims to inform policy discussions and promote research on linkages between the law and women’s economic opportunities.
The report focuses on seven indicators: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, going to court, building credit, and protecting women from violence. Within these indicators, new areas covered include legislation on issues such as nondiscrimination in access to credit, care leave for sick relatives, the legal age of marriage, and protection orders for victims of domestic violence.
This edition covers 173 economies, from a previous 143, and includes, among others, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Georgia, Honduras, Israel, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, and Vietnam.
The World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal report and data set are available at http://wbl.worldbank.org/.
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