CRVS

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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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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Seminar Recording: CRVS Legal Review with a Gender Lens

This seminar first aired live on May 4th, 2022 Moderator: Michelle Kaufman, PhD, Gender Equity Unit Lead, Data for Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  Speakers: This seminar introduces the Civil Registries and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Legal Review process and then provides an overview of three equity-themed chapters in GHAI’s CRVSID Legal Toolkit: […]

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Differences between Sex Disaggregated Data and Gendered Health Data

Sex is a crucial determinant of health, and it has been proven that disease outcomes, occurrences, and health care needs differ for women and men. Sex disaggregated data are typically collected and analyzed in two biological categories: males and females, and then used to develop programs and policies to improve health outcomes.   However, sex disaggregated […]

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Inequity Assessments: What They are and Why We Need Them

The registration of births and deaths, including cause of death, and the inclusion of other vital events through CRVS systems, provides people with access to benefits and protections and allows governments to collect and use data for policy and decision-making. CRVS systems that are continuous, compulsory, permanent and universal are at the root of good […]

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