Squire Patton Boggs Contributes to World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2024 Report

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Squire Patton Boggs is proud to have contributed on a pro bono basis to the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2024 Report, which launched earlier this month.

With the assistance of pro bono contributions from lawyers, judges, civil society representatives and public officials, the World Bank Group collects data on the laws and regulations affecting women’s economic opportunity in 190 countries. The information is used to create a comprehensive report that explores the obstacles that women face in entering the global workforce and contributing to greater prosperity.

Squire Patton Boggs associate Jessica Antal coordinated a team of 37 lawyers from nine of the firm’s offices who contributed to the Report, providing insight into laws governing family, labour, and violence against women, in Australia, China, Italy, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

“As part of the firm’s commitment to providing pro bono services, we are very pleased to have supported the World Bank Group on this year’s report,” said Ms. Antal.

“Identifying that the global gender gap for women in the workplace is far wider than previously thought, the report assesses for the first time the gap between legal reforms and actual outcomes for women. Its recommendations to ensure that equal opportunity laws are implemented effectively is compelling and hugely important in advancing the agenda for gender equality.”

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