PACE committee chairman: “The number of new-born girls is reduced in Azerbaijan as a result of selective abortions”

PACE committee chairman: “The number of new-born girls is reduced in Azerbaijan as a result of selective abortions”
# 26 May 2010 10:54 (UTC +04:00)
Bota said at a press conference in Baku after the Gender Equality conference of the Council of Europe ministers that he highly appreciated Azerbaijan’s efforts to eliminate gender inequality. He said there were quite enough problems in this field in Azerbaijan.

Chairperson of the PACE Committee on Actions against the Trafficking in Human Beings Lydie Err said child mortality was a serious problem and there was no family planning in Azerbaijan. She said selective abortions have broken balance between the numbers of new-born boys and girls, which would create great problems 20 years later. Err said early marriages were also problem in Azerbaijan. The guest considers that solution of the problem is in the activation of political life of the women.
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