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Birth registration portals go offline - ITWeb

Tue, 2013-10-29 10:41


Birth registration portals go offlineITWebAlmost a third of the Department of Home Affairs' (DHA's) online birth registration facilities, based at hospitals and clinics, are offline due to infrastructure or IT-related problems. The Democratic Alliance says, based on a response to a ...and more »

Act on birth registration - DA - News24

Mon, 2013-10-28 18:28

HumanIPOAct on birth registration - DANews24"Online birth registration facilities play a crucial role in ensuring that birth registrations take place as soon as possible." It also saved poor rural citizens the cost of having to travel long distances to home affairs offices to register births ...31% of online birth registration facilities in SA offlineHumanIPO31 Percent of Home Affairs Online Birth Registration Facilities OfflineAllAfrica.comall 3 news articles »

'Maria' case raises fears of booming baby fraud in Greece; thousands of ... - Washington Post

Tue, 2013-10-22 23:05

Washington Post'Maria' case raises fears of booming baby fraud in Greece; thousands of ...Washington Post1, 2008, amid growing criticism that the country's birth registration system is wide open to abuse. Families cheating the welfare system typically declare the same birth in multiple cities or produce false birth certificates for children who may not ...

Girl reveals Greece's flawed child registration laws: charity - New York Daily News

Sun, 2013-10-20 23:33

New York Daily NewsGirl reveals Greece's flawed child registration laws: charityNew York Daily NewsExperts hope the girl will draw attention to the problems that plague the nation's birth registration system. No central registry existed until May and births declared in different municipalities before that point are not verified on a national level ...

Finally certified - Eleven-year-old among 4200 to receive birth certificates ... - Jamaica Gleaner

Sun, 2013-10-20 08:27

Jamaica GleanerFinally certified - Eleven-year-old among 4200 to receive birth certificates ...Jamaica GleanerBut it is not only schoolchildren that need birth certificates. Birth registration also facilitates access to a host of rights, including right to nationality, access to health care, school enrolment, employment, opening a bank account, obtaining a ...

In Uganda, seeking to improve birth registration across Africa - UNICEF (press release)

Thu, 2013-10-17 01:45

UNICEF (press release)In Uganda, seeking to improve birth registration across AfricaUNICEF (press release)Unlike some African countries where birth registration is disconnected from health services, Uganda has placed registration services right in hospitals – in maternity wards and paediatric wards – so that mothers can register their children's births ...

'Names' add to Trivandrum's birth registration wing's burden - The Hindu

Wed, 2013-10-16 09:02


'Names' add to Trivandrum's birth registration wing's burdenThe HinduA name change is said to bring luck to some, but for the employees of the birth and death registration department in the city Corporation, it can be a nightmare as it entails some paperwork for the name to attain legality. The overburdened staff in ...

BIRTH REGISTRATION DRIVE IN LOMAIVITI AND KADAVU - The Jet Newspaper

Wed, 2013-10-16 06:51

The Jet NewspaperBIRTH REGISTRATION DRIVE IN LOMAIVITI AND KADAVUThe Jet NewspaperBIRTH REGISTRATION DRIVE IN LOMAIVITI AND KADAVU. Posted by: admin Posted date: October 16, 2013 In: 2014 Elections, Government, News | comment : 0. BIRTH REGISTRATION DRIVE IN LOMAIVITI AND KADAVU. Caption: The Main Island of ...

Awareness on importance of registration at birth - Frontier Post

Tue, 2013-10-08 03:29


Awareness on importance of registration at birthFrontier PostBuner: A seminar on the importance of birth registration held at the press club in Buner on Monday exposed that people in important positions were ignorant towards the importance of registration of children at birth. Reportedly, lawyers ...

City pulls new birth registering form - The Japan Times

Sat, 2013-10-05 14:14


City pulls new birth registering formThe Japan TimesKOBE – The city of Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture is scrapping its new birth registration form, introduced just last Tuesday, because there's no section asking whether children were born out of wedlock. While the municipality said it wants to avoid ...

64pc victims of child marriage: Study - Daily Star Online

Wed, 2013-09-11 09:06

Daily Star Online64pc victims of child marriage: StudyDaily Star OnlineThese include strict enforcement of existing laws, implementation of online birth registration, and improvement of girls' safety. The other recommendations are increasing awareness of families and communities, fostering children's agency in preventing ...

First certificate for stillborn son - Port Lincoln Times

Tue, 2013-09-10 00:35


First certificate for stillborn sonPort Lincoln TimesUnder current birth registration laws, for a stillborn child to be registered it must have reached at least 20 weeks gestation and weigh at least 400 grams. Mrs Bartsch has been campaigning for the certificate with the help of Family First's Robert ...

Lawyers for Human Rights - Thought Leader

Mon, 2013-09-09 16:27


Lawyers for Human RightsThought LeaderBirth registration has been compulsory for all races in urban areas but voluntary for Africans in rural areas since 1923. Africans were largely excluded from the population register pre-1994 and of those entered into the system, many were recorded ...and more »

Youth Q&A on the UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda Report - Center For American Progress

Mon, 2013-09-09 15:51

Center For American ProgressYouth Q&A on the UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda ReportCenter For American ProgressThe panel put targets, for example, on nutrition, education, ending preventable child deaths, encouraging birth registration, putting an end to violence against girls, and child marriage—all of which, if enacted, will improve the lives of billions of ...

ID blocking: A growing threat to nationality - Thought Leader

Mon, 2013-09-09 11:28


ID blocking: A growing threat to nationalityThought LeaderBirth registration has been compulsory for all races in urban areas but voluntary for Africans in rural areas since 1923. Africans were largely excluded from the population register pre-1994 and of those entered into the system, many were recorded ...

Education Is Key to Mali Reconstruction - Voice of America

Sat, 2013-09-07 13:00


Education Is Key to Mali ReconstructionVoice of AmericaThe campaign also includes providing proper sanitation and health care for the children, and even proper birth registration. In southern Mali, students will begin the school year October 1st. In northern Mali, students, whose education was disrupted by ...

To teach a child - The News International

Sat, 2013-09-07 03:49


To teach a childThe News InternationalFor five days teachers and supervisors were mobilised to fill out basic information regarding the child: name, address, school (public/private), class enrolled, birth registration certificate number (never found in rural areas); date of birth; parents ...and more »

Education is Key to Mali Reconstruction - Voice of America

Fri, 2013-09-06 17:53

Voice of AmericaEducation is Key to Mali ReconstructionVoice of AmericaThe campaign also includes providing proper sanitation and health care for the children, and even proper birth registration. In southern Mali, students will begin the school year October 1st. In northern Mali, students, whose education was disrupted by ...

Minister restates FG's commitment to meeting MDGs - BusinessDay

Fri, 2013-09-06 15:07


Minister restates FG's commitment to meeting MDGsBusinessDay... for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The minister said, however, that Nigeria was still faced with challenges of high disease infection burden, poor birth registration, inadequacy of skilled care givers and harmful traditional ...and more »

Churches tell parents: "Register your children, boost development" - Anglicannews

Fri, 2013-09-06 14:55

AnglicannewsChurches tell parents: "Register your children, boost development"Anglicannews“Living without birth registration means that, even if children can begin the first school grades, they will stop somewhere because they cannot take examinations without the documents. They cannot gain access to work, to basic services such as ...