Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2024

Published: 8/Mar/2024
Source: UNHCR

Nationality laws which do not grant women equality with men in conferring nationality on their children are a cause of statelessness and a concern for UNHCR.1 Since 2012, UNHCR has issued an annual background note on gender equality in provisions in nationality laws which relate to conferral of nationality on children. This background note provides the most up-to-date information available to UNHCR as of March 2024.


African states listed whose laws discriminated on the basis of sex in transmission to children: Burundi, Eswatini, Libya, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Togo.

Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Acquisition par les enfants, Apatridie, Discrimination, Sexuelle, Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: International, Togo, Burundi, Somalie, Soudan, Libye, Mauritanie, Eswatini
Year: 2024