High-level side event on achieving gender equality in nationality laws

The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights is organizing a virtual high-level side event at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, “Achieving gender equality in nationality laws,” in partnership with a group of champion States, The Commonwealth, UN Women, and UNHCR.
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 23 September 2020 | Start time: 09:00 UTC-04:00
End date: 23 September 2020 | End time: 10:30 UTC-04:00

Location: Online, Zoom

Event description

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The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights is organizing a virtual high-level side event at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, “Achieving gender equality in nationality laws,” in partnership with a group of champion States, The Commonwealth, UN Women, and UNHCR.

Despite significant reforms to end legal discrimination against women, today approximately 50 countries maintain nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender. Twenty-five countries have nationality laws that deny women the right to confer nationality on their children on an equal basis with men.

At the event, panellists will discuss lessons learned from reform processes and highlight the significant benefits of gender-equal nationality rights to citizens, their families, and society as a whole. The event will also emphasize the reform of gender-discriminatory nationality laws as critical to upholding gender equality, ending statelessness, and achieving sustainable development.