Event: Women’s Equal Nationality Rights in Law and Practice
The Permanent Missions of Algeria, Australia, France, Germany, The Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States and
the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,
the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations Children's Fund,
UN Women, the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
have the pleasure to invite you to
Women’s Equal Nationality Rights in Law and Practice
Wednesday, June 15, 12:00-13:30
Palais de Nations, Room IX
His Excellency Mr. Boudjemâa Delmi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations in Geneva
Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mr. Solofo Andrianjatovo Razafitrimo, Representative, Permanent Mission of Madagascar to the United Nations in Geneva
Ms. Catherine Harrington, Campaign Manager, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
A discussion with the audience will follow panelists’ comments.
Light lunch will be provided.
All Human Rights Council 32 Attendees Are Welcome
UN badges required for entry.
Over 50 countries deny women equal rights with men in their ability
to acquire, change, retain or confer their nationality, resulting in significant
human rights violations and suffering for individuals and families. However, over the
past decade over a dozen states have enacted reforms to achieve gender equal nationality laws,
while many others have committed to reforms. At the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council,
a new resolution on women’s equal nationality rights in law and practice will be proposed. During this
Human Rights Council side event, panelists will discuss the costs of gender-discriminatory
nationality laws, lessons learned from reform efforts, and the path to
achieving equal nationality rightsfor women and men.