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    How civil registration can protect and empower women and girls

    Civil registration is the recording of important events in an individual’s life—including birth, death, marriage, and divorce. Everyone benefits from an effective civil registration system. It helps people prove their identity and legal status with certification and national identification (ID), ...
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    Knowledge Brief Series on Gender and CRVS

    The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems is proud to launch 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 ...
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    Call for Experts for CRVS System Strengthening

    Directory of Experts In order to facilitate access to technical expertise and assistance for strengthening CRVS systems, the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, has established a Directory of Experts that includes over 100 experts readily available to support CRVS ...
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    Second United Nations World Data Forum

    The second United Nations World Data Forum will be hosted by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of the United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018 in Dubai. The Centre of Excellence is looking forward to engaging with ...
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    First Africa CRVS Day

    At the fourth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration , held December 2017 in Mauritania, August 10 was declared Africa CRVS Day. This was endorsed by the African Union Executive Committee, and is being commemorated for the first ...
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    Research Award: Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems

    The Centre of Excellence is looking for a research award recipient to undertake research that analyzes gender gaps in civil registration, with a particular focus on marriage and death registration, which are critical tools for women’s empowerment, and for facilitating ...
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    New video series on CRVS systems

    Expert Talks: Understanding civil registration and vital statistics systems is a series of 22 short interviews with CRVS experts from around the world. They explain what CRVS systems are, how they help governments and people alike, and why improving CRVS ...
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Events

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    Gender data and civil registration: the path to equality

    Date
    15 May 2019
    The C entre of Excellence for CRVS Systems is bringing together experts in CRVS, gender equality, and data for a thought-provoking conversation about how CRVS systems can promote gender equality and sustainable development. This event is part of IDRC’s Gender …
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    Civil registration and Identity Management in Humanitarian Settings

    Date
    5 - 7 November 2018
    The purpose of this three-day workshop was to assess the existing evidence-base and good practices related to civil registration and identity management in humanitarian contexts, in view of improving coordination, as well as better providing for and protecting the rights …
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    Civil Registration as a Tool for Women's Empowerment

    Date
    23 October 2018
    Civil Registration as a Tool for Women's Empowerment was a technical consultation meeting, on the margins of the United Nations World Data Forum , that brought together experts on gender data, gender equality and CRVS systems, as well as international, …
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    French Training of Trainers Workshop

    Date
    16 - 25 July 2018
    Modeled after the first training of trainers in April 2017, this ten-day training workshop for Francophone countries was held in Dakar, Senegal, in July 2018. It convened close to 35 professionals – from civil registration, vital statistics, legal departments and …
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    Training of Trainers Workshop

    Date
    10 - 19 April 2018
    This ten day workshop, held in Windhoek, Namibia, convened close to 47 professionals – from civil registration, vital statistics, legal departments and Ministries of Health in Africa – for a cross-country learning exchange and training of trainers on CRVS systems’ …
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    Conference on innovations in CRVS systems

    Date
    27 - 28 February 2018
    This two-day event, held in Ottawa, Canada, explored new and emerging opportunities for CRVS systems strengthening, and gave space for policy and practice experts from around the world to find solutions to real, practical challenges. Co-organized by the Centre of …