How civil registration can protect and empower women and girls (

Civil registration is the recording of important events in an individual’s life—including birth, death, marriage, and divorce. Everyone benefits from an effective civil registration system. It helps people prove their identity and legal status with certification and national identification (ID), empowering them to exercise their rights and access public services. Civil registration is particularly important to women and girls, because it can help balance out gender inequalities. We explore several examples.

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