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Women, Business and the Law 2020

14/01/2020 | The World Bank

Women, Business and the Law 2020 tracks how the law affects women at various stages in their lives, from the basics of transportation to the challenges of starting a job and getting a pension. This year’s study shows that progress is being made, with all regions improving their average scores. Still, the results are uneven — high-income countries tended to have the best scores, leaving women in many countries with only a fraction of the rights of men. That’s not acceptable. Women should be as free as men to travel. They should be paid the same as men for work of equal value. They shouldn’t face gender discrimination when applying for a loan or starting a business, and they should have the same rights to property and inheritance as men.

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