Achieving gender equality with civil registration and vital statistics systems

A midwife and a nurse explain the process of birth registration to new mother in southern Somalia.

A. Gichigi/Trócaire

Birth registration protects women and their children.

Event date:
February 26, 2018
150 Kent Street, 8th floor
Ottawa, ON
9:00am - 5:00pm

Policy and practice experts from around the world will gather in Ottawa to inspire a global commitment to integrating gender issues in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. 

The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems is hosting the high-level panel and technical consultation Making the Invisible Visible: CRVS as a basis to meeting the 2030 Gender Agenda. Participants will discuss the status of the field, evaluate opportunities and challenges, and identify priority areas to take action and help strengthen CRVS systems. By making the invisible visible — both in vital event registration and at the policy level — they will be helping to achieve the goal of gender equality.

Why CRVS systems and gender? 

The Sustainable Development Goals seek to eliminate poverty and create better life conditions for everyone. Gender equality is a precondition to achieving this, so it is critical to have data that captures limitations on women’s rights and inequalities affecting their rights. Only then will data serve to guide better policies and programs, particularly for the underserved and hard to reach — the overwhelming majority of whom are women and children. 

The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems is a global knowledge hub established with seed funding from Global Affairs Canada and IDRC. 

Interested in participating?

Mark your calendars and join us via webcast on February 26, 2018. All are welcome to participate, and sessions will be webcast live in English and French. Due to space limitations, in-person participation is by invitation only. 

Join the live webcast. 

Read the meeting agenda.