Gender imbalance at birth will adversely affect population structure in the future, which leads to male surplus in society.
A communication campaign was kicked off at a ceremony in northern Vinh Phuc province on October 24 to raise public awareness of imbalanced sex ratio at birth in Vietnam.
While population growth has slowed, the country is grappling with a slew of problems, including gender imbalance and an aging workforce.
Vietnam recorded an increasing third-child birthrate over the last five years, especially in well-to-do families, heard a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on July 29.
Vietnam may fail to curb the sex imbalance at birth in 2016 as about 113.4 boys were born for every 100 girls during the first half of this year, higher than last year’s ratio of 112.8/100.
VOV.VN - Vietnam will have 2.3-4.3 million fewer women than men by 2050, said Nguyen Van Tan, deputy director of the General Department of Population and Family Planning at a recent conference in Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam’s population has remained stable and yet to surpass 92 million people, heard a conference held on January 14 reviewing last year’s outcomes related to population and family planning.
Vietnam will have 4 million more men seeking marriage than women by 2050, the General Office for Population Family Planning told a recent Workshop on Gender Imbalance at Birth in Danang.
Vietnam's gender imbalance ratio is expected to continue increasing rapidly, especially in the Hong (Red) River Delta region, according to the General Department of Population and Family Planning (GDPFP).
(VOV) -Arthur Erken, a representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam (UNFPA), was honoured on May 26 by the Vietnam Farmers’ Association (VFA) at a ceremony in Hanoi.
(VOV) - In observance of International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), a rally and march were held in Hanoi on September 28 to raise awareness of gender imbalance at birth in Vietnam.
(VOV) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will help Vietnam address gender imbalance and population aging, especially through communications.
(VOV) -The spectre of a huge imbalance in the numbers of Vietnamese women and men is a real threat to the country’s future socioeconomic development and social welfare.
A project has recently been proposed for the 2013-2020 period with various policies, including supporting families with only daughters, as part of efforts to reduce gender imbalance in Vietnam.
(VOV) - The Ministry of Health held a meeting in Hanoi on December 25 - the eve of Vietnam’s Population Day (Dec. 26) - promoting birth rate reduction and gender equality for sustainable development.
(VOV) - The gender imbalance at birth has reached an alarming proportion and is increasing on a large scale.
The Government and the Vietnam Women’s Union should cooperate closely to increase the number of trained female labourers and create more jobs for women, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
A wide range of activities have been held across the country to mark Vietnam’s Population Day.
The Vietnamese Government will take bold measures to deal with the gender imbalance among newborns.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan on May 11 instructed 21 cities and provinces without population plans to draw them up by June 30.