The Life-Course Approach to CRVS: A Crucial Tool to Advance Gender Equality

This report provides an insight on how deficiencies in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems can marginalize women and girls. Through three country case studies, this article demonstrates how under-registration throughout the life course denies legal identity and perpetuates gender inequality.  Additionally, the report finds major registration gaps affecting women across vital events. Delayed […]

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Communicating Gender Data to Deliver Impactful Messages

Gender statistics are increasingly becoming a mainstream part of National Statistical Systems. Integrating a gender perspective into statistics and collecting the facts and delivering them to policy makers and the public are essential for leaving no one behind. The purpose of this brief is to share details of a workshop on communicating gender statistics co-hosted […]

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Gender and Power Metrics Database

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The Disconnect Between Gender-Transformative Language and Action in Global Health

For over two decades, there have been conversations on and commitments to addressing gender inequities in global health. However, these commitments have not brought the necessary change to the structural and systemic drivers of gender inequities. This think piece by Dr. Anju Malhotra, UNU-IIGH, reflects on the reasons and provides three potential action points that […]

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Gender-Exclusive CRVS Systems

Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems impact people’s lives, and the aggregate data collected affects decisions made by a government on health policy issues. Through the civil registration process, individuals prove their identity and civil and marital status while governments gain the evidence base for making administrative decisions to impact diverse groups of individuals […]

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How Gender Norms affect Completeness of CRVS Death Registries

Gender is context specific and can change over time. Gender norms set expectations for relationships between and among women, men, boys, girls, and gender diverse people, and determine expectations of people’s roles in households and communities.  Gender norms affect the completeness and accuracy of civil registries and vital statistics systems (CRVS). Many countries require a […]

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