To save the lives of women and girls, we need to register — and count — every death, regardless of geography, race, nationality, wealth, or social status. Just like birth and marriage registration, death registration is critical to protecting the rights and meeting the needs of women and girls. When it is complete, accurate, compulsory, and universal, death registration is the key to knowing, on a continuous basis, why, where, and at what ages women and girls are dying. But in many parts of the world, women are being failed. Decision-makers do not have the timely information they need to determine how, where, and when to intervene to protect the lives of women and their children.
International Development Research Centre