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Global Summit on Gender Equality in Nationality Laws

Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights Event FlyerThe Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, housed at Women’s Refugee Commission, UNHCR, UNICEF, and UN Women are pleased to share this invitation for the Global Summit on Gender Equality in Nationality Laws, taking place June 13, 2023 from 14h-17h at the Ecumenical Center, Geneva. Reception to follow (17h-18h). The Global Summit is intended to heighten attention to the costs of gender discrimination in nationality laws and expedite action to achieve gender-equal rights across the globe, thereby advancing state commitments and global goals pertaining to: gender equality, children’s rights and wellbeing, sustainable development, and ending statelessness.

Please register to join us in person at the Ecumenical Center. Please note seating is limited and so attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

For those unable to join us in Geneva, we warmly welcome you to register to participate virtually.

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Speakers include:
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Hon. Phila Buthelezi, Minister of Labour & Social Security, Eswatini
Hon. Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr, Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection, Liberia
H.E. Mrs. Bathsheba N. Crocker, Permanent Representative of the United States of America
H.E. Ms. Amanda Gorely, Permanent Representative of Australia
H.E. Febrian Ruddyard, Permanent Representative of Indonesia (TBC)
Alejandra Costa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay
Major General Nashat Ibraheem Shallal Al-Khafaji, Ministry of Interior, Iraq
Maryanne Namakin, Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs, Kiribati
Habiba Al-Hinai, Omani Association for Human Rights
Neha Gurung, Citizenship Affected Persons Network, Nepal
Catherine Harrington, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
Adriana Quiñones, UN Women Head, Human Rights and Development, Geneva
Marc Rubin, UNICEF Deputy Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Gaithiri Silva, Affected Activist