Webinar to discuss Churches’ global birth registration campaign

November 16, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches will hold a webinar – or online seminar – next Nov. 20, World Children’s Day, to discuss the global campaign for birth registration. The participants will include the director for mission in the Anglican Communion, the Rev. Canon John Kafwanka, who will explain the consequences he faced as somebody whose birth, in Zambia, wasn’t registered. Every year, 51 million children worldwide are not registered. Without birth certificates, children become vulnerable to sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labour, forced conscription, illegal detention and child marriage, officials say.

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