Magazine article Herizons

Women to Pass on Nationality

Magazine article Herizons

Women to Pass on Nationality

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The nationality law in Madagascar now gives men and women equal rights to pass on nationality to their children.

The reform is an important step towards reducing statelessness, according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency. About 10 million people worldwide are denied nationality, which means that they often cannot secure employment or medical care, attend school or open a bank account.

In 2014, the UNHCR launched a worldwide I Belong campaign to end statelessness by 2024. The campaign advocates for the end of gender discrimination in passing on nationality, a leading cause of statelessness. All countries have laws to determine who their citizens (or nationals) are.

Statelessness can occur for several reasons, including discrimination against particular ethnic or religious groups, or on the basis of gender. …

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