Reduced Inequalities

Giving invisible children an identity in Pakistan

Badin, Sindh, Pakistan


There’s an estimated 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t officially exist as they’ve never registered their birth. 60 million people in Pakistan are effectively invisible because of this, living without access to education or healthcare.

Hira Anwar travels to Badin, Sindh a small village in Pakistan to meet with Jewan and his five-year-old son Jeet who is the first in his family to be registered through the digitised registration system. Hira learns about both the present and future benefits that are accessible to Jeet and how mobile technology has helped to further improve the quality of life for children and their parents in Pakistan.

The Union Council in Pakistan details how their work with Telenor Pakistan & UNICEF has given parents unprecedented access to birth registration. Thanks to this incredible work, the Union Council has seen over 21,000 registrations in the last 4 months for 2017 – and will keep working to transform the region for the better.

Making its way around the world, the Case For Change is packed with everything people need to tell their stories on what mobile operators globally are doing to tackle the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Telenor’s work in Pakistan contributes to 3, 4, 10 and 16 in reducing inequality by digitising the birth registration process.

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