Ms Magazine: Why Women Are More Likely to Be ‘Citizens of Nowhere’
More than 10 million people are stateless around the globe, with no "home" country to call their own –– and women and children are most likely to fall outside citizenship laws.
by Mary Giovagnoli and Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough
This month’s celebration of women’s history, and International Women’s Day last week, offers a chance to pause and appreciate the incredible work women do every day—whether in the public eye, the work world, or in the quiet confines of home. But what if ‘home’ itself is something a woman has to fight for? For stateless women, their very existence—and the right to live a life as a full citizen of a country—has been blotted out by geopolitics and sexism. In the United States, many of these women are organizing not only for their own protection, but to create a world where no person is stateless.