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On women's economic rights, Kenya is among best globally - World Bank

Business and the Law 2018 report has indicated that in terms of carrying out multiple reforms during past two years, there are four African countries among the top five.


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Updated: 02-04-2018 16:14 IST
On women's economic rights, Kenya is among best globally - World Bank

19 Sub-Saharan African economies have no laws against domestic violence. Image credits: lt.wikipedia.org)

According to a new World Bank Report, Kenya ranks first in the world in regards to having improved women's legal rights.

Business and the Law 2018 report has indicated that in terms of carrying out multiple reforms during past two years, there are four African countries among the top five.

The report says that in past two years, four African economies namely Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia carried out 13 reforms with respect to the removal of legal barriers to women's economic inclusion.

Among the reform in Kenya, the inclusion is also with regards to the first domestic violence law that protects related family members from abuse.

The country has improved access to credit information and provides legal aid in civil matters.

According to the report, that monitors 189 economies globally and includes 47 Sub-Saharan Africa, the women in the Sub-Saharan African region and other parts of the world continues to face legal barriers and that keeps them out of jobs or owning a business

19 Sub-Saharan African economies have no laws against domestic violence. There are 45 such economies in the world.

The Program Manager of the Women, Business and the Law project, Sarah Iqbal has said that the world change as the law changes and they are looking forward to the same in the Sub Saharan Africa concerning women's economic inclusion.


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