Legal identity for all to achieve gender equality - An inter-regional dialogue
Thursday, 31 August, 2023
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In countries where gender inequalities are most prevalent, lack of legal identity further marginalizes women and hampers progress toward gender equality. Ensuring legal identity for all, underpinned by access to birth, marriage and death registration across the life course, is a crucial layer of protection against social exclusion. Civil registration is also a crucial data source for sex-disaggregated vital statistics. The objective of this session is to share country experiences on the establishment and maintenance of population registers and identity management from birth to death and efforts to ensure interoperability in accordance with international standards and in compliance with a human rights approach, including the right to privacy. (SDGs: SDG 3, SDG 5, SDG 16).