Making the Invisible Visible: CRVS and the 2030 Gender Agenda

women and girls

IDRC to host meeting on the importance of CRVS systems for achieving gender equality goals

Making the Invisible Visible: CRVS as a basis to meeting the 2030 Gender Agenda is a high-level panel and technical consultation that aims to inspire a global commitment to integrating gender issues in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. Policy and practice experts from around the world will gather in Ottawa to discuss the status of the field, evaluate opportunities and challenges, and identify priority areas to take action and help strengthen CRVS systems. The objective is to better achieve gender equality goals by making the invisible visible – both in vital event registration and at the policy level.

Why is this event so important?

The Sustainable Development Goals seek to eliminate poverty and create better living conditions for everyone. For this, gender equality is a precondition. To achieve gender equality and empower women, it is critical to have data that is reliable, timely, and disaggregated by age and sex. The data must also capture limitations on women’s rights and inequalities affecting their rights. Only then will data serve to guide better policies and programs, particularly for the underserved and hard to reach – the overwhelming majority of whom are women and children.

Interested in participating?

Mark your calendars and join us February 26, 2018. All are welcome to participate, and sessions will be webcast live in English and French. Due to space limitations, in-person participation is by invitation only.

For more information, please read the meeting concept note.

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