The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems has launched a knowledge brief series that aims to uncover gender bias and barriers, share case studies and emerging findings, and recommend priority areas and solutions.
This series will provide crucial support to CRVS stakeholders – helping inspire action and promote adoption of good practices. It builds on the outcomes of an event we held in early 2018 (Making the Invisible Visible: CRVS as a Basis to Meeting the 2030 Gender Agenda) and a side event at the United Nations World Data Forum in October 2018 (Civil Registration as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment).
We have partnered with Open Data Watch (ODW) to produce and distribute 12 papers across three briefs. These will be authored by experts in the field and published on a quarterly basis in 2019. Themes and topics include gender data gaps, social protection, legal frameworks, and the protection of the rights of women and girls.
Knowledge Brief 1: Why CRVS systems matter for women and girls
The first knowledge brief in the series, containing four papers, sets the stage for a series of discussions within the topic of CRVS for women. The first paper provides an overview of the motivations and objectives of the Knowledge Brief Series. The other three papers serve to then provide a detailed introduction to CRVS for women and its role in the sustainable development agenda specifically, before delving into more detailed topics within the space such as financing, gender related SDGs and capacity-building.
Here are the four papers:
- Making the Invisible Visible: How Strong CRVS Systems Can Empower Women and Girls – Introduces the knowledge series, including its background and objectives.
- Leaving No One Behind: CRVS, Gender, and the SDGs – Offers an overview of why CRVS is important for women and girls and where there are gaps in research.
- Harnessing CRVS Systems for the Gender Related SDGs: Opportunities and Challenges – Examines gender-relevant indicators within the Sustainable Development Goals and their connections to CRVS through a gender lens.
- The Costs and Benefits of CRVS as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment – Explores some of the practical barriers and opportunities to expanding CRVS systems, including costs and investment.