New scheme to help end gender-biased sex selection

A new programme dealing with gender-biased sex selection and harmful practices in Vietnam will be carried out from 2020 to 2022, the UN Population Fund and the Norwegian Government announced on April 10.

It aims to help the Government adopt policy frameworks, laws, and schemes to end gender-biased sex selection via awareness campaigns that change social norms and practices about the preference for sons, create improvements in the capacity of journalists, and enhance inter-sectoral coordination mechanisms.

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