HA NOI, 22 October 2014
– A cycle parade and a closing ceremony of the first-ever national campaign to address the Sex Ratio at Birth imbalance was held in Ha Noi on 21 October by the UNFPA in Viet Nam and the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP).
HA NOI, 10 October 2014
– "When I was inside your womb, I felt your care and love given to me each day.
When you discovered I was not the son you and Dad had dreamed of,
You suffered shame and ridicule from relatives and neighbours in the village.
I realized your pain in having to decide to have a son or a daughter;
One day, you intended to leave me. But finally, you and Dad decided to let me live and grow.
I promised myself that I would always love, respect and reciprocate your and Dad's care and love for me..."
Today on the International Day of the Girl Child, I join every person around the world who believes that adolescent girls should live free of violence and discrimination.