Publication: Towards a More Equitable Development: Constraints and Opportunities for Women in Djibouti
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Djibouti has experienced a record of strong economic growth and has made considerable progress in various developmental indicators in recent years. Despite this important progress, major challenges remain as Djibouti’s development has not been equitable nor inclusive, including from a gender perspective. Djibouti has experienced dynamic social change reflected in the considerable improvement over the years in women’s rights and responsibilities as well as their access to opportunities, but the patriarchal societal structure and the disconnect between constitutional and legal frameworks continue to impede women. This gender assessment provides a comprehensive view of the status of women in Djibouti along three dimensions: endowments in human capital, economic opportunities, as well as voice and agency, which encompasses issues such as gender based violence, decision making, and political participation, among others.
“World Bank. 2023. Towards a More Equitable Development : Constraints and Opportunities for Women in Djibouti. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/39555”