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Gender data and civil registration: the path to equality

15 May 2019

The Centre 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 Speaker Series which aims to showcase the work of thought leaders and create a space where people working toward gender equality can share knowledge.

Register here!

  • Time: 12:00 - 1:15 pm
  • Location: Room Hopper A, International Development Research Centre, 150 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 0B2P
  • Objectives:
    • Discuss links between CRVS systems, gender equality and the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
    • Explore barriers, challenges, and potential solutions
    • Consider gender dimensions of CRVS systems
  • Arjan de Haan, Director, Inclusive Economies, IDRC
  • Montasser Kamal, Program Leader, Maternal and Child Health, IDRC
  • Sandile Simelane, Technical Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Deirdre Appel, Program Manager, Open Data Watch
  • Eleanor Carey, Technical Manager, Data 2X

Making women and girls count

Many women and girls across the world are invisible. Their births, deaths, and marriages are going unregistered and uncounted. This prevents them from exercising their basic rights – as well as putting them at risk of poverty, gender-based violence, and early marriage. We can give women and girls visibility through effective CRVS systems. But we cannot achieve this until we understand the barriers better, particularly within a country’s political and cultural context.

The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, is helping close the knowledge gap by publishing a new knowledge brief series on gender and CRVS. This series will provide crucial support to CRVS stakeholders – helping them raise awareness, adopt good practice, and inspire action.

Now we need your input. Register for Gender data and civil registration: the path to equality to join the conversation and make a difference.