Health Policy/ Ethics 32(1): 54-57. In addition to the media, Syrian civil society institutions, and whatever their specialization, they must allow women to take their place from the cadres to the leadership. In this 21stcentury, it baffles me that we still talk about male preference even when traditional roles are being reversed, even when it’s glaring that no child regardless his/her gender or sex should be treated as inferior, some still find it pleasurable to choose the path of “male-child preference”. Using random sampling, the study examined the perception of 100 Yoruba respondents on the rationale for and implications of male child preference and the role of women in the Yoruba religion and society. This discriminatory culture is reflected in all aspects of life in society. Let’s take for example, the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, which was founded and supported by the international community, as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people. He is the one who will bear the name and offspring of his father, while the female will go to a stranger! The result shows that whereas the idea of male preference is evident, women serve as society stabilizers. The One Child Policy is a form for the government to control birth rates. In India, almost all classes seem to prefer male child over female child. Copyright © 2020 Enab Baladi. Thiele, A.T., & Leier, B. In industrialized countries, the sex ratio at birth ranges from 103 to 106 boys for 100 girls. preference to male child 1. The Lancet, 377: 1921-28. Husbands and their families were found to prefer to have a male child. In most contexts it means the inheritance of the firstborn son; it can also mean by the firstborn daughter. This low representation of women in the largest Syrian opposition political entity is an indicator of the extent of the culture of discrimination against women, and a dangerous sign to the future of their representation in political transitions or transitional justice processes. Blocks in Bihar where the sex ratio is low have a higher probability of child marriage. In China, the same ratio went from 106 in 1979 to 117 in 2001Therese Hesketh, Li Lu, Zhu Wei Xing, “The Effect of China’s One-Child Family Policy after 25 Years” in The New England Journal of Medicine, 2005.. The father takes his male child with him outside the house, takes pictures with him, and is proud of him, and all this while the female child stays at home, sees this preferential treatment, and get used to it as a second-class person. (2011). Nevertheless, there are important experiences to make room for women journalists, such as the “Maris” program at the Enab Baladi Foundation, which is supported by the Canadian government. One is the gender discriminationapproach and other is thethe parental investmen t approaches Maternal perception of male child preference was common and was associated with antenatal depression. Herein lies the responsibility of the supporters of this entity to correct its representative status and end this blatant discrimination against women, especially as it is one of the lowest rates of women’s political representation in the world. “CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE QUESTION OF RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE.” Economic and Social Development . Most of the factors that compel or favor son preference are social in origin. Among other things, this widely publicized study claimed that parents of girls were more likely to divorce than parents of boys. “Darling, I will always keep you happy” Gaurav said to his girlfriend Arpita with whom he is now engaged. This difference weakens the women’s voice and focuses the areas of concern from the perspective of a male journalist. UN, Web. Patna: There is a high probability of girls getting married below the legal age of 18 when there is preference for male offspring at birth, according to a study conducted by the Gender Alliance for Bihar using modified methodology of the World Economic Forum for Census 2011. Many nations have a slightly different ratio between male and female children in a given population (usually, boy proportion is higher). 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