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Webinar 2 (June 10, 2020) - Why Mobility Matters for Working Women

From the basics of freedom of movement to the challenges of working, parenting, and retiring, this series highlights how in many countries, the law restricts women’s economic opportunities and in turn hinders economic growth. Join the Women, Business and the Law team as they take you through the life cycle of a woman who encounters discriminatory laws at every stage of her career. This session will provide an in-depth look at the Mobility indicator, which examines constraints on women’s freedom of movement. When women cannot independently decide where they want to go, travel or live, they may face difficulty getting to work or conducting business transactions. Such weakened decision-making ability limits economic activity. The presentation will include further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms.

About the Presenters

Claudia L. Corminales

Claudia L. Corminales joined Women, Business and the Law in 2016. She conducts research and analysis on laws and regulations constraining women’s legal capacity, freedom of movement and access to finance. She previously worked as staff member of the Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the Organization of American States (OAS) and as a staff member of the Embassy of Costa Rica. Claudia holds an LL.M in International Legal Studies and Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center and a law degree from Universidad Católica, Bolivia. She is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English, and proficient in Portuguese and French.

Moderator: Marina Elefante

Marina Elefante joined the Women, Business and the Law project in 2015. Her current research covers women's legal capacity, access to identification, women’s financial inclusion, and childcare. Previously, she drafted legal aid legislation for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and human trafficking legal reform programs at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She graduated cum laude from the University of Naples Law School and holds an M.A. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from the University of Siena, Italy and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center.

Target Audience

The target audience for this series includes both internal and external stakeholders. Participation from within the World Bank Group will be useful for operations colleagues working on projects with a gender component, writing gender assessments, or those hoping to add a gender tag to lending projects. Country office teams working on legal reform may also wish to participate. External stakeholders will include public officials, government agencies, the private sector, or civil society organizations working towards legal reform in any of the 190 countries covered.

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