immigrant womens


Women in Rohingya are being treated badly. Poorly written nationality laws are a major cause. More than 30 countries have nationality that discriminate women. Without citizenship they are deprived of fundamental freedoms & human rights, also from legal protection, access to education, health care, social services and law employments. When women have children they are not registered and years later birth of children goes uncovered. They lack freedom of movement & more vulnerable forced displacement. Stateless women and children are likely to be subjected of certain forms like abuse and exploitation like domestic violence, trafficking, arbitatry arrest, and detention.


Organizations are helping this women's to fight for there rights. One of the organizations are Women's Nationality Initiative which is a diplomatic measure to increase awareness of discrimination against women in discriminatory nationality legislation. Another organization is Women's learning partnership they join with regional partner in Middle East , North America, and Gulf to do a legal reform enabling women to confer nationality to husband/child without condition. Lastly U.S- led resolution which emphasizes the right to nationality for women and children


This topic is important because many women and children are being treated badly because of not having a citizenship. Many of these women are been taking advantaged of, there are abuse and or trafficked. Men are just using them as house wifes and beating them but these women can't go file a police report because they don't have a citizenship. There children are not even registered and so are many other babies that have at least a parent that doesn't have a citizenship.


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