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Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
Women in certain countries do not enjoy equal rights with men to acquire, change and retain their nationality. Some are not allowed to transfer nationality to their children or spouses on the same basis, which very often results in statelessness.
A 2017 position paper looks at the impacts of discriminatory laws concerning nationality on the enjoyment of women’s rights, and the rights of their children and spouses.
The paper highlights the various ways our Working Group has engaged and advocated for legal reform on this issue, such as:
Download the position paper on discrimination against women in nationality