SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament
Fighting Against 'Gendercide' Teaser
Recent estimates of the gender ratio between men and women in the world's population show a distortion in the ratio equal to approximately 200 million 'missing' women. These 'missing' women have been the victims either of sex selection during pregnancy - through prenatal sex detection and abortion - or following birth through infanticide or child neglect.
The European Parliament will vote on this issue this Tuesday 8 October, trying to explores the causes, current trends and consequences, stressing the need to address and end all gender-biased sex-selective practices.
Available video includes a trailer with soundbites and cutaways. An edited package including an interview with EP rapporteur on 'gendercide' Antigoni Papadopoulou and various stock shots will be available tomorrow.