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USAID WEE CoP Learning Event: Using Data to Reform Gender Discriminatory Laws and Regulations (July 2022)

On July 13, 2022, the USAID Women’s Economic Empowerment Community of Practice (USAID WEE CoP) hosted a peer learning event, presented by WEE CoP members; it centered on the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2022 report. Over 118 attendees from 31 countries joined this virtual event, including WEE CoP members and stakeholders. Presenters and panelists focused on the report’s key findings and why systems-level change and a strong enabling environment are required to achieve gender equality and women’s economic security.

Presenters:  Tea Trumbic, Program Manager for the Women, Business and the Law (WBL) project, shared evidence and case studies to show how report findings inform the design of World Bank Group gender priorities. Ms. Trumbic then moderated a discussion with Michelle Milford Morse, Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, UN Foundation; Mark Ahern, World Bank Group’s Lead Country Economist for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti; and Erin Carr-Jordan, Managing Director of the Digital Equity Institute and Head of Social Impact at Arizona State University on applying WBL data for global advocacy, supporting national legislative changes, and creating decision-making tools. The panelists discussed how gender discriminatory laws prevent women from fully and equally contributing to their economies and how individuals and organizations can take action now to change those laws.

Resources: Below you will find the July 13th event recording and event slides.


For more resources on the Women, Business and the Law 2022 report, refer to the links below: 

For more information on the UN Foundation’s work on Girls and Women, please refer to the links below:

Please refer to the links below for more information on resources developed by Arizona State University:

Check out SDG 5 Training for Parliamentarians and Global Changemakers, a video training series to inform members of parliament and other leaders on gender issues and trends, providing actionable steps they can take to advance SDG 5.