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UNFPA calls for action to stop gender discrimination

Update: September, 28/2013 - 09:29
VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong said only 100 girls were born for every 112.3 boys. If no change is made, 10 percent of male adults in Viet Nam will not be able to find partners by 2035.— File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam Women's Union (VWU) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam held a seminar highlighting the necessity of joint actions to protect girls in Ha Noi yesterday.

Addressing the event, VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong said only 100 girls were born for every 112.3 boys. If no change is made, 10 percent of male adults in Viet Nam will not be able to find partners by 2035.

Le Thi Phuong Thuy,from the Women Development Centre, said more than 600 women that have suffered from domestic violence have come to the centre since it was established in 2007;

Participants at the event also discussed measures to combat chauvinism in society and pointed out practical activities to protect women and achieve gender equality. — VNS

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