Global Forum on Law Justice and Development
Generating Innovative Legal Solutions to Development Challenges

Law, Justice and Development Week 2017

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Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017
The World Bank
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The Law, Justice and Development Week 2017 will focus on the overarching theme Gender, Law and Development and will address the role of law and justice as enabler for a full and equal participation of women and men to development objectives.

The Law, Justice and Development Week 2017 will convene a broad community of development professionals and will:

  • Discuss legal and regulatory frameworks critical to:
    • Formulating, revising and enforcing relevant national and international laws, programs, policies and National Strategic Plans on gender equality.
    • Removing barriers to women’s access to health, education, jobs, ownership and control of productive assets, like land and housing and access to finance, technology and insurance services needed to make these assets productive; and
    • Enhancing women’s voice and agency – that is, women’s capacity and
      opportunity to act independently. This includes engaging men and boys to more effectively tackle challenges related to child marriage, gender-based violence, social norms, and women’s participation in governance.
  • Share good practices in advancing gender equality among MDBs, National Development Agencies, International Organizations, private sector actors, Civil Society Organizations and others stakeholders.
The World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC
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