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2023 Update: Progress on Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws since July 2022

Our 2016 report on discriminatory nationality laws, which was sent to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, documents a wide range of harmful consequences and calls on governments to remove all discrimination against women in passing on their nationality to their husbands and children. It highlights those countries where women do not have the same rights as men to convey their nationality, engendering much hardship for the families concerned.

In 2022, we released an updated report, The State We’re In: Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws 2022 Edition – Update for a Disrupted World.

Progress since July 2022: Following the publication of our advocacy report in early July 2022, there has been some positive advancement in addressing sex discriminatory laws at the national level, in tandem with the ongoing worldwide movement to eliminate all discrimination within nationality laws.

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