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Civil registration and vital statistics

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Presentation by Jaime Bulande Guta (Directorate of Civil Registration and Notaries, Mozambique) at the High-Level Panel and technical consultations on Making the Invisible Visible: CRVS as a basis to Meeting the 2030 Gender Agenda - Ottawa, 26 February 2018.

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Civil registration and vital statistics

  1. 1. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Jaime Bulande Guta National Director of Registry and Notary Mozambique
  2. 2. Background • 48%* of under 5 children registered • Civil Registration Code, not in line with international standards (reviewed and to be passed by Parliament in 2018). • Inter-ministerial group (GITEV), with all key line ministries involvement active in ensuring that the CRVS agenda is at the forefront. • Strong donor relations – UNICEF, WHO, *Percentage to be updated once 2017 Census data becomes available
  3. 3. Importance of Gender Data • Cultural practices which deminish the active role of women in society. • Better analysis of gender demographic within specific areas which assist in appropriate health services.
  4. 4. Improvements • Increased awareness of gender demographics assisting in decrease of child marriage. • Appropriate direct interventions to be carried out in geographic areas with higher female population and where harmful traditional practices occur. • Appropriate actions to be taken into account for young women which become mothers
  5. 5. Challenges • Parents preference to invest more on boys rather than girls which is also reflected in the birth registration of boys rather than boys. • Increased birth registration of girls can be reflected in increased access to education and other basic social services.

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