Gender-biased sex selection in Georgia

  • Published on: 16/02/2016
  • In Georgia, if parents were to have only one child, 46 per cent would prefer to have a boy. Only 9 per cent would go for a girl. The results of this preference for sons, rooted in gender inequality and patriarchal traditions, can be seen in Georgia's birth statistics -- with far-reaching consequences for the country's development. Watch this short animation from our colleagues at UNFPA Georgia to find out what these consequences are.