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Law and Gender


As gender equality is believed to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction, law reform may aim at leveling the playing field for women and men.

Justice for the Poor Project - Gender and Justice Webpage

Other World Bank Resources

The World Bank has created a website with information on topics related to gender and development.


Translating CEDAW into Law: CEDAW Legislative Compliance in Nine Pacific Island Countries (UNDP)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), known as the international bill of rights for women, remains the most comprehensive international legal instrument addressing discrimination against women in a wide range of areas. This 2007 publication by UNDP provides detailed, concrete and specific indicators of what is required for legislative compliance with CEDAW. It was initially developed for Pacific Island Countries, but may be useful for other countries and regions as well. Read More  




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