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PRESS RELEASE: New Data Show Massive, Wider-than-Expected Global Gender Gap

For the first time, Women, Business and the Law analyzes not only the pace of legal reforms to create equal economic opportunities for women, but also countries’ efforts to implement those laws.

Reuters: Closing gender gap could lift global GDP more than 20%, World Bank ...

Read Reuters article on WBL 2024, also syndicated in: US News & World Report, AOL, Business Day (Zambia), Business Times (Singapore), Terra Brazil; Folha de Sáo Paulo; Invest Max (Brazil); ND TV World; etc.

Women, Business and the Law 2024 Launch event

Watch the replay of our launch event for the Women, Business and the Law 2024 report and data. Key actors from multilateral organizations as well as from the public, private, and non-profit sectors will draw on the report’s findings and discuss ways to advance women's economic empowerment with legal, policy, and institutional reform.

Recent events and updates


CSW 68 Event: Engaging Women as Leaders to End Poverty on a Livable Planet

Watch the reply of the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women as we discuss how to engage women as leaders to end poverty on a livable planet.

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Development Podcast: The journey towards gender equality: are laws on the books enough?

Discover how closing the gender gap can benefit society on the special episode of the Development Podcast.


Message by Minister Anand of Canada

Watch the video message from Minister Anand, who serves as the President of the Treasury Board of Canada, commemorating the launch of WBL 2024.


Message by Secretary General Chungong of Inter-Parliamentary Union

Watch the video message celebrating the launch of WBL 2024 from Secretary General Chungong of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.


To End Poverty on a Livable Planet, We Need Gender Equality

Gender equality is critically important to ending poverty. Why? It benefits not only women, but also societies and entire economies.


Watch the replay for the past report launches

Latest News


BBC World News interview with Tea Trumbic

Watch the replay of the BBC World News interview with our manager, Tea Trumbic, as she discusses the findings of the Women, Business and the Law 2024 report.
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The Guardian: No equality for working women in any country in the world, study reveals

The Guardian highlights how the global gender gap is far bigger than previously thought, as Women, Business and the Law 2024 takes childcare and safety issues into account for first time.
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Deutsche Welle: Worldwide GDP could grow by 20% if women were fully included in the workforce

Watch Deutsche Welle's interview with Tea Trumbic on the Women, Business and the Law 2024 report.
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Women, Business and the Law 2024

Ensuring Women’s Full and Equal Participation in the Economy