Madagascar moves closer to reforming gender discriminatory nationality law

Published: 5/Nov/2015
Source: Equal Rights Trust

Over the last two days Madagascar has taken significant steps towards eradicating gender discrimination in its nationality law and eliminating statelessness. If a reformed law is implemented it would ensure, amongst other things, that women are no longer discriminated against in their ability to confer nationality on their children – a change that would benefit many families across the country.

Commitments to reform were made during a session of Madagascar’s National Assembly where organisations including the Equal Rights Trust, UNHCR, the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights and Focus Development Association advocated on the necessity of reform.

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Themes: Discrimination, Sexuelle
Regions: Afrique de l'Est, Madagascar
Year: 2015