The series will provide crucial support to civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) stakeholders by helping to inspire action and promote adoption of good practices. It builds on the outcomes of Making the Invisible Visible: CRVS as a Basis to Meeting the 2030 Gender Agenda, an event held at IDRC in early 2018, and a side event at the United Nations World Data Forum in October 2018 called Civil Registration as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment.
IDRC has partnered with Open Data Watch to produce and distribute 12 papers on gender and CRVS to be published in three quarterly installments in 2019. These papers will be authored by experts in the field on themes and topics that include gender data gaps, social protection, legal frameworks, and the protection of the rights of women and girls.
The first knowledge brief, Why CRVS systems matter for women and girls, contains four papers and sets the stage for discussions on CRVS for women. The first paper provides an overview of the Knowledge Brief Series. The other three papers explore CRVS for women and its role in the sustainable development agenda, financing, gender-related SDGs, and the need to build capacity in CRVS systems.