Assessment of the Quality and Relevance of Existing Data to Monitor the Gender Dimensions of CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

Topic: Civil Registration & Vital Statistics
Type: Report
Author: data, James C. Knowles Date: May 2016

In order to create a CRVS system that reflects women’s needs, closing the birth registration gender gap should be the highest priority.

Closing the gender gap in birth registration is critical for ensuring access to adult identity documentation and universalizing access to marriage, divorce and death registration. In turn, this ensures that women and girls have access to services and resources, such as healthcare and education.

This report reviews existing data on the gender dimensions of low registration of vital events and non-possession of adult identity documents (CRVS) in Asian and Pacific (AP) countries (specifically Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan) and the consequences this may have on women.

Read the report here.

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