Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws
UNHCR places great importance on promoting gender equality in nationality laws to prevent statelessness from arising. In some countries legislation does not allow mothers to confer their nationality to their children on an equal basis as fathers.
Although many states have eradicated this gender inequality from their nationality laws, 27 countries globally are yet to ensure equality in this regard. UNHCR will continue to work with states and other stakeholders to achieve universal gender equality in nationality matters.