The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems has launched its second Knowledge Brief on Gender and CRVS, published in partnership with Open Data Watch (ODW).
These papers are authored by experts in the field of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. They build on topics and questions raised in the first brief to offer knowledge, case studies, strategies, and best practices for strengthening CRVS systems.
You can download the introductory editorial and the four papers here:
- Strengthening CRVS Systems, Overcoming Barriers and Empowering Women and Children – A brief introductory editorial summarising key messages from across the four papers.
- The Life-Course Approach to Civil Registration and Vital Statistics: a Crucial Tool to Advance Gender Equality – Uses three country case studies to demonstrate the importance of registering all vital events from birth through death.
- Gender Equity in Guinea: How Perceptions, Behaviors and Social Norms Affect the Civil Registration of Women and Girls in West Africa – Examines the impact of socio-structural norms and proposes solutions to address them.
- Linking National ID and CRVS Systems: an Imperative for Inclusive Development – Discusses how linking ID and CRVS systems can help ensure no one is left behind.
- Empowering Women and Girls Through Civil Registration Systems – Explores how coordination with the health sector can improve vital event registration for women and children.
Why we’ve published these papers
CRVS systems are essential to achieving better living standards for all by protecting human rights, empowering individuals, and promoting sustainable development. Women and children can benefit most from CRVS systems, yet they face the highest barriers to access.
We therefore recognize the importance of assessing, building, and strengthening CRVS systems through a gender lens. This is a critical step to ensuring everyone counts and is counted.
Our Knowledge Brief Series on Gender and CRVS aim to give CRVS stakeholders – including international development organizations, researchers, and governments – the tools to drive change and ensure women and children across the globe are protected, provided for, and empowered.
Learn more about gender equality and CRVS systems.