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Workshop on Integrating the topic of sex imbalances at birth into norms and conventions of villages, hamlets and residential areas in Hai Phong city

11/10/2017 11:49
On 25-26 October 2017, the General Department of Population and Family Planning (MoH) in collaboration with the European Union Health Facility organized a workshop on Integrating the topic of sex imbalances at birth into norms and conventions of villages, hamlets and residential areas in Hai Phong city. The workshop was attended by representatives from 17 provinces and cities including Lao Cai, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Ha Noi, Hung Yen, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh and Nghe An. An, Ninh Thuan, Binh Phuoc, Kon Tum, Ben Tre, with the view to raise awareness and change behaviors of each individual, family and community by instructing localities to integrate the topic of sex imbalances at birth into norms and conventions of villages, hamlets and residential areas.
At the central level, there were representatives of ministries and departments incuding Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Health; and other relevant research institutes. Also, at the local level, there were representatives of the Department of Health, Department of Justice, Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Department of Population and Family Planning from 17 provinces and cities all over the country.
In accordance with the Circular No. 04/2001/TTLT-BTP-BVHTT- BTTUBMTTQVN-UBQGDS, related ministries and agencies have coordinated to incorporate the implementation of population and family planning policy into norms and convention. In the coming time, it will contribute significantly to achieve the objectives of the Sex Imbalances at Birth scheme 2016-2025.
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