How women, children suffer from statelessness

12/8/2011 | AlertNet

The U.S. intends to work to persuade governments to legally ensure that all children are provided with birth certificates, and deal more effectively with refugees, displaced and stateless people, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a meeting of the UN refugee agency in Geneva. Women and children are the most vulnerable among the estimated 12 million stateless people in the world, she said, often subjected to abuse, exploitation, arbitrary arrest, detention and trafficking.

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