The State We’re In: Ending Sexism In Nationality Laws

Published: 4/Feb/2016
Source: Equality Now

Home is where you belong, where you feel connected. Imagine then what it is like to be born without a nationality or to be denied the citizenship of your mother, or, at times, your father, because of discrimination in the law. Imagine the daily struggle to get access to education, health, jobs, voting, a driving licence and other human rights, benefits and services that most citizens take for granted. Unfortunately, this is the reality for countless women and their families, despite repeated commitments by governments to ensure women’s equality by repealing or changing discriminatory laws.

Download here: Equality Now Nationality Report – Final January 2016 (.pdf, 2,825kb)

Themes: Gender
Regions: Tanzania, Senegal
Year: 2016