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Platform: A Civil Status for Every Child

20.04.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Non-registration of births is a phenomenon that is still not very well known, even though more than 65 million children around the world are affected by it every year. 

In a very large number of countries these children do not have a legal existence because of patriarchal traditions and sexist discrimination that prevent women from officially registering them. In Morocco for instance, children born outside of wedlock or with single mothers often fall into this category due to the stereotypes that prevail regarding these women and because of society’s constraints. Yet international law binds states to register the births of every child. The association Regards de femmes (Women’s Gaze) launched this platform to act against the denial of this fundamental right.