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Women Continue To Face Obstacles To Education, Development, World Bank Report Says

News outlets discuss a new World Bank report on gender and development.

Australian Associated Press/SBS: World Bank: 700 million women subject to domestic violence
“More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, many with little right to protection, the World Bank said Wednesday. … In a sweeping new report, ‘Voice and Agency,’ the bank said such violence and other systematic disadvantages and deprivations endured by women are important factors in limiting their achievement and keeping hundreds of millions locked in poverty…” (5/15).

Devex: Jeni Klugman on the World Bank’s new gender report
“…Devex spoke with Jeni Klugman, director of gender and development at the bank, to find out what the report’s findings mean for the bank and international development work around the world…” (Stephens, 5/14).