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Gender Equality in Nationality Laws - 11th session of the Forum on Minority Issues
30 Nov 2018 -  Item 5: Minority women and children affected by statelessness: advancing gender equality in nationality laws

This session will discuss the impact of statelessness on children, including in terms of access to primary education and health-care services, and on women in terms of accessing sexual and reproductive health services and rights. The session will also discuss the impact of advancing gender equality in laws such as citizenship laws and the potential impact on preventing or eliminating the statelessness of persons belonging to minorities.

The panel discussion is moderated by Ms. Anastasia Crickley (Ireland),Vice-President of International Association for Community Development, Former Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
•Benyam Dawit Mezmur(Ethiopia), Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
•Ms.NoroRavaozanany(Madagascar), PresidentofFocusDevelopment Association
•Ms. Nina Murray(United Kingdom), Head of Policy and Research at European Network on Statelessness
Interactive Dialogue

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