Legal barriers to women's economic empowerment still exist in many countries

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Portrait of woman in Marrakesh. File Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

Laws that impede women's economic opportunities are on the books in more than 150 countries.

The finding comes in a study by the World Bank which documents restrictions against women when it comes to getting a job, owning property, building credit and even seeking legal protection from violence.

Dianne Penn has the story.

Duration: 3’08″

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