What?s in a name? Changing policies and beliefs in favour of women in Peru (2008)

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Millions of people around the world cannot open a bank account, obtain credit, vote, own or inherit property, get a job or a passport, access health care, or sometimes even go to school. The reason? Because they do not have a birth certificate. Until recently, thousands of babies born to single mothers in Peru were denied the right to a name because they were not registered by both their parents. This paper shows how the Alliance for Citizen Rights, a network of non-government organisations, public organisations, women’s groups, childhood organisations, academics, and politicians, worked together to change the law and challenge deeply held prejudices against women. Availavle also in French and Spanish.
Language: English
Imprint: Oxfam GB, Programme Insights. Speaking Out: How the voices of poor people are shaping the future http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/learning/right_heard/programmeinsights_speaking_out.html (http://oxfam.intelli-direct.com/e/d.dll?m=234&url=http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/learning/right_heard/downloads/prog_insights_speaking_10_Peru.pdf) 2008
Series: Report,