A new worldwide report by Equality Now demands that nationality and citizenship laws, which discriminate on the basis of sex, should be urgently revised in line with international legal obligations.
The fact that many governments continue to deny women equal rights to confer citizenship on their children and husbands is unacceptable and leads to the suffering of millions of women and their families. Despite repeated commitments by governments around the world to make moves to repeal such discriminatory laws, many have yet to translate policy into action. The issue is truly global and affects at least 58 countries worldwide. [Read more...]