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"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..."

These are lyrics from "Story of a Girl Child", a song by Miss Vu Thao My, the 17 year-old winner of the popular TV singing competition The Voice Viet Nam 2013.

Produced by UNFPA in Viet Nam on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, marked internationally on 11 October, the song sheds light on the painful issue of son preference.

Click here to watch the video music