For women and girls in Benin, multi-faceted gender reforms offer new opportunities

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  • A new law expands the definition of gender-based violence (GBV) and increases or institutes punishments to tackle the scourge of GBV.
  • An overhaul of health regulations improves women’s access to reproductive health, including contraception, particularly for youth in youth-friendly facilities.
  • The World Bank is supporting Benin through a multi-faceted program to improve the lives of women and girls.

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International Women’s Day 2023: Accelerating Equality and Empowerment

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2023, we at the World Bank Group willWB-HD-Womans-Day-Collage-1920x1080 celebrate women’s achievements and contributions with a series of events and engagements – we look forward to your participation!

The UN theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.  This theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.  

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