Almost twice as many male deaths were registered compared to female deaths across India.
A majority of Indian women remain devoid of civil rights because of lack registration of births, deaths and marriages, a report released on Monday said pointing out yet another manifestation of gender discrimination in the country.
Many obstacles to civil registration, including poverty, distance from registration services, unemployment, limited education, ethnicity, disability and lack of knowledge about the benefits of civil registration, affect people, especially women, according to the report titled, Empowering Women and Girls Through Civil Registration Systems, released by the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS), a global research and advocacy.
“Due to lack of birth registration, girls are disproportionately affected by child marriage, which leaves them at risk of death or ill-health associated with early childbearing. There is also evidence that the non-registration of deaths is more common for women than for men,” the report added.