When discussing citizenship rights, we often point to how legal identity documents can facilitate access to based services like health care, education, and banking and civil/political rights like voting. Legal identity documents can also be the key to enforcing many other rights or to prevent rights abuses - like child marriage.
In the below blog post, Lucia Hammer of the World Bank highlights the story of Rubi, a young girl from Bangladesh, to show how documentation is essential in preventing child marriage - particularly in countries where child marriage is prohibited by law yet remains a widespread practice:
What kinds of rights can people access or enforce more effectively with legal identity documentation in the places where you work? @Purity_Wadegu @zia @helenamarambio @ManishaPoudel @namati_citizenship @stellaobita