Paula Tavares is a lawyer with over 10 years of experience working with international development issues, with expertise in comparative legal analysis and the legal and regulatory framework affecting women’s economic inclusion. Paula joined the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law in 2010 and currently leads the Protecting Women from Violence indicator, focusing on the violence against women legislation. Her prior legal experience includes working with government multilateral trade agreements, private sector initiatives and non-governmental organizations. Paula is a Brazilian lawyer and holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and a specialization in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil.