HOW DISCRIMINATION PREVENTS WOMENREGISTERING THE BIRTH OF THEIR CHILD
mother to child
Founded almost 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children’s developmentorganisations in the world. We work in50 developing countries across Africa, Asiaand the Americas to promote child rights andlift millions of children out of poverty.Plan is independent, with no religious, political58,000 communities each year, covering apopulation of 56.5 million children.Plan has been working on achieving universalbirth registration since 1998, launching a globalcampaign – Count Every Child - to focus onthe issue in 2005. Since then, over 40 millionpeople, mainly children, have been registered,improved policy and legislative change that Plancampaigned for.
This paper is based on work commissioned byPlan International and carried out by theUniversity of the Highlands and Islands Centrefor Rural Childhood, Perth College, Scotland.The researchers were Annie Audsley,Nicole McCloy, Professor Rebecca Wallace(Centre Director), and Karen Wylie. It highlightsPlan’s key concerns arising from the work inorder to inform its advocacy and campaign work.For a copy of the full report, visit:
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