News on Gender-biased sex selection

13 Mai 2019
Aujourd'hui, Mme Wen et Mme Yan s'accordent parfaitement pour défendre l'égalité des femmes et des jeunes filles. © Bureau de planification familiale du canton de Dushan / Zhang Min
LILING, China – Il n'y a pas si longtemps, Wen Xiujuan a été bouleversée par une histoire d'amour. Contre la volonté de ses parents, elle a déménagé dans le petit village de Liling, à 300 km de sa ville natale, pour... Lire plus
15 Mars 2017
Son preference has led to skewed gender ratios in many Asian and Eastern European countries. The Dedalamazishvili family, in Georgia, participates in a documentary photography project raising awareness of the value of girls. © Dina Oganova for UNFPA Georgia
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I’ve been a priest for 25 years. During this time, I’ve met a lot of families ready to terminate their pregnancy just because of expecting a girl,” said Giorgi Ugrekhelidze, a religious... Lire plus
29 Avril 2016
PUNJAB, India – “I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently... Lire plus
17 Mars 2016
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was 12-years old, my family organized a ceremony to transition my sisters and myself to become women,” says Kakenya Ntaiya, a member of Kenya’s Maasai ethnic group. “I was first... Lire plus
16 Mars 2015
NATIONS UNIES, New York –  « La culture ne devrait pas nous exclure, mais au contraire nous placer au centre de la société », explique Betty Naisenya Lolgisoi, une activiste kenyane, lors d’une rencontre sur l’... Lire plus
18 Novembre 2013
NEW DELHI, India – A new study by UNFPA has found that laws to check gender discrimination and son preference in India are often ineffective, and in many cases, may advance discriminatory practices. The report, Laws... Lire plus
16 Janvier 2012
  The sex-ratio imbalance that has plagued certain Asian countries has been increasing in the last few years with one exception, the Republic of Korea, while a few  European countries, including Albania, Armenia and... Lire plus
5 Octobre 2011
HANOI—Joint international and national actions to end prenatal sex selection and discrimination against women should remain a priority for all, Nobuko Horibe, the Director of UNFPA’s Asia and Pacific Regional Office,... Lire plus
5 Mars 2010
UNITED NATIONS, New York — People are critical agents of change in all cultures, who must be engaged to promote the rights of women and protect them from violence, said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA,... Lire plus
12 Août 2008
Some 700 thousand girls a year are estimated to be ‘missing’ in India as a result of illegal sex determination and consequent elimination. What is behind this drive to have boy children – which is expected to have... Lire plus