CRVS

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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D4H Gender Chat Summary: Improving Capture of Gender-Based Violence in Death Registries, MCCOD, and Verbal Autopsies, Part 1

Gender-based violence (GBV) refers to harmful acts directed at an individual or a group of individuals based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. The term is primarily used to underscore the fact that structural, gender-based power differentials place women and girls at risk for multiple […]

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Identifying and Prioritizing Gender Inequities in Vital Statistics and Health Data

Health data and vital statistics together enable countries to understand their burden of disease and any changes in mortality rates and causes over time. Having this information is critical for health policy and program decision-making. Explicitly examining data for differentials in sex, gender, and other defining characteristics such as ethnicity and subnational location is critical […]

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Verbal Autopsies to Increase Gender Equity in Mortality Statistics

Globally, most deaths occur at home or other locations outside of health facilities, and often go unreported. This is particularly the case in countries with underdeveloped and under resourced civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. In many countries, people who die outside of health facilities are also experiencing structural inequalities and have poorer access […]

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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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