Launch of The World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development
This event will see the UK launch of the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development. The report details big strides in narrowing gender gaps but shows that disparities remain in many areas. The report notes that the world has made significant progress in narrowing gender gaps in education, health and labour markets over the past 25 years. However, remaining gaps include the lower school enrolments of disadvantaged girls; unequal access for women to economic opportunities and incomes, whether in the labour market, agriculture or entrepreneurship; and large differences in voice between women and men both in households and societies.
The speakers will discuss the report's findings.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.