WBG Women, Business and the Law 2021 report and findings & German policy provisions and actions aimed at closing existing gender gaps

This year’s GIZ Gender Week will take stock of how we are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crises at present and how best we can contribute to safeguarding achievements made on gender equality against any deterioration and back-lash.

On March 10th we have the pleasure to welcome Tea Trumbic, Program Manager for the Women, Business and the Law project in the World Bank’s Development Economics Vice-Presidency, and Dr. Julia Lehmann, Head of the BMZ Division Human Rights, Gender Equality and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, to this year’s GIZ Gender Week.

The recently released Women, Business and the Law 2021 study and index highlight legal reform as a critical component of women’s entrepreneurship and employment. In her presentation Tea Trumbic will highlight the latest data and research, as well as innovative measures introduced by governments to address COVID-19 challenges. With the goal of incorporating economic research to inform policy reform, her presentation will highlight the ways in which the Women, Business and the Law data can be used to ensure economic opportunity for all.

Julia Lehmann will respond and draw the connection to German policy priorities and actions, especially those of the BMZ. Among others she will provide insights into the Generation Equality Forum and Action Coalition on “Economic Justice and Rights” co-chaired by Germany and BMZ’s plans and ambitions for promoting and actively fostering gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Following their presentations there will be time and the opportunity to engage in an open exchange.

Let’s gear up for a future worth living in!

Well researched data-driven solutions will be essential to addressing and overcoming persistent inequalities – a tall and ambitious order that needs and builds on multi-stakeholder partnerships.


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Dr. Angela Langenkamp
GIZ Gender Commissioner