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Strong Legal Frameworks for Women-Inclusive CRVS Systems

The principle of universality and international human rights law requires governments to make civil registration services accessible to every individual within their territory. Despite these mandates, civil registration systems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are far from being accessible to women. Many women living in LMICs are disproportionately affected by social and cultural norms, […]

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A Human Rights Approach to Gender-Inclusive CRVS Systems

Several international and regional human rights instruments offer rights protections related to CRVS systems:  Proving one’s identity is also a condition for exercising the fundamental rights to vote, own property, work, migrate, receive an education, receive social security, and maintain an adequate standard of living, among others.  To respect, fulfil and protect the human rights […]

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The Importance of Protecting Women’s Rights in CRVS Systems

Well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are characterized by their continuity, permanence, and universality. These key principles are in line with the cyclical nature of vital events that are updated throughout our lives. For this reason, all groups of people benefit from a CRVS system that is continuous and permanent. A universal CRVS […]

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Male Engagement in Gender Equity Work

Evidence shows that engaging men in health across the life span can effectively improve health and equity outcomes, particularly for women and children. For the past 12 years, global approaches to engage men in gender equity have focused mainly on men’s role as being supportive for their partners’ family planning and sexual and reproductive health […]

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Seminar Recording: Gender Considerations in Mobile Health Data Collection

This seminar first aired live on March 24, 2022. Moderator: June Sugiyama, Vodafone Americas Foundation  Speakers:  Many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) seek cost-effective methods to obtain timely and quality health data. One goal of the Data for Health Initiative is to find affordable, scalable solutions to cost-effective collection methods of non-communicable disease (NCD) risk […]

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Seminar Recording: Using Health Data for Developing Gender Responsive Policies

This seminar first aired live on April 21st, 2022 Moderator: Joseph Ali, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health  Speakers:  This seminar provides a framework for integrating gender into health policy development using the WHO gender assessment scale. Speakers discuss examples of data to policy efforts using a gender lens from […]

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