Help stateless people, especially children, acquire birth certificates.
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Across the world today more than ten million people are told they don’t belong ANYWHERE. They are called ‘stateless’. They are denied a nationality. And with it, they are denied their basic rights. Statelessness can mean a life without education, without medical care, or legal employment. It can mean a life without the ability to move freely, without prospects, or hope.
The main reason people are stateless is because of discrimination. Because of their ethnicity. Because of their religion. Because in some countries women cannot pass their nationality on to their children. We believe it’s time to end this injustice. With enough courage we know it is possible. Governments can change their laws and procedures, and give stateless people their rights and a place to belong. Within ten years, we can ensure everyone has a nationality. Because if we don’t this injustice will only get worse.
I am starting this petition in an attempt to get attention from governments around the world as well as the united nations. If enough people sign, it will put pressure on governments to change their laws, and give stateless people their rights and a place to belong. Statelessness is one of the biggest examples of inequity on this planet, but sadly, few people know the full meaning of the word let alone the huge issue at hand.
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