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Entrenched sexism root of Vietnam's gender skew

Long-standing sexist attitudes have caused a gender imbalance in Vietnam, a United Nations expert says.

Boy oh boy! Unseemly skirmish over a shredded mat

At the Duc But festival in Vinh Phuc Province, villagers push, pull and compete for mat pieces believed to help beget boys.

Vietnam province to reward families with two daughters

Families with two daughters in Hau Giang will get cash rewards and congratulatory certificates.
December 20, 2018 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Millions of Vietnamese men might be left wifeless in the next 30 years. Here's why

The responsibility of having male descendants to carry on the family lineage continues to weigh on many Vietnamese.
October 17, 2017 | 05:49 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's population forecast to reach 100 million by 2025

While population growth has slowed, the country is grappling with a slew of problems, including gender imbalance and an aging workforce.
January 04, 2017 | 05:09 pm GMT+7

Gender imbalance threatens Vietnam's social stability: experts

The pursuit of sons could lead to a rise in human trafficking and sex crimes, officials warn.
December 15, 2016 | 05:39 pm GMT+7

Millions of Vietnamese men could be wifeless by 2050

It is expected that by 2050, from 2.3 to 4.3 million Vietnamese men will be unable to find wives due to the current rate of gender imbalance.
June 24, 2016 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

Hanoi records rising gender imbalance as parents opt for boys

Hanoi saw the rate of gender imbalance soar to 114.4 boys per 100 girls in the first five months of 2016, according to a post on the city's government news portal on June 22.
June 22, 2016 | 04:09 pm GMT+7
 
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