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Rokia Traore joins UNHCR #IBelong Campaign

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Sunday March 08, 2015

This international women’s day, the UN refugee agency wants to remind the world that women in 27 countries are still not allowed to pass their nationality on to their children on an equal basis with men, creating a cruel cycle of statelessness.

On Tuesday March 10th, UNHCR will co-host an event at UN Headquarters in New York to shine a light on this issue in order to encourage states to reform their nationality laws. Reform of nationality laws is a key element in UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness.

Malian singer songwriter Rokia TraorĂ© said: ‘As a mother it seems inconceivable that I would not be able to pass my nationality on to my children. We need to make sure that all mothers and their children can say #IBelong.’

To read more on UNHCR’s website click here