Gender discrimination in nationality laws is a root cause of childhood statelessness. Gender-discriminatory policies and practices also contribute to statelessness among children.
Children rendered stateless by gender-discriminatory laws and practices are often unable to enjoy a broad range of human rights, including family unity, freedom of movement, and access to education, healthcare, and a range of social services.
In this report:
- What is gender discrimination?
- Countries with gender-discriminatory nationality laws regarding the conferral of nationality on children
- Why does gender discrimination contribute to statelessness among children?
- What is the impact of gender discrimination in nationality laws and statelessness on children?
- Children currently and formerly affected by statelessness because of gender discrimination
- International and regional instruments promoting gender equality in nationality laws
- Regional declarations and protocols
- The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
- More information about gender discrimination & childhood statelessness