Paula is a senior legal and gender specialist with over 15 years of experience in international development and comparative law in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Her work with the World Bank Group is dedicated to promoting gender-sensitive laws and policies to advance women’s rights and protection against gender-based discrimination and violence around the world. She advises governments and private sector stakeholders on good practice regulatory reform and policies for closing gender gaps in law and practice. Paula lectures at seminars, conferences and academic institutions and publishes in her areas of expertise. Paula’s work is dedicated to ensuring that women and girls everywhere can enjoy equal rights and opportunities and that no one is left behind.
As a feminist lawyer and advocate for gender equality, my life passion is working to ensure that women and girls everywhere can have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. A key first step to building a fairer and more just world lies on the premise of having laws and legal institutions that support such goals, wherein women have a key role. Equal opportunities for women in law is a condition sine qua non for advancing gender justice for all.