Fellowship | Health

They want a boy

Pressure from family and society to have boys is pushing women towards selective abortions.

By - 23.12.1919

In Kosovo, 110 boys are born for every 100 girls, while the ‘natural’ ratio is 105 to 100. We talk to women, medical professionals, researchers and others who explain how the preference for boys is causing the phenomenon of selective abortion.K

This video is part of the second cycle of the Human Rights Journalism Fellowship Program supported by the European Union Office in Kosovo, co-financed by the project ‘Luxembourg support to civil society in Kosovo,’ financed by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and managed by Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF), as well as from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). This program is being implemented by Kosovo 2.0, in partnership with Kosovar Center for Gender Studies (KCGS), and Center for Equality and Liberty (CEL).
Its contents are the sole responsibility of Kosovo 2.0, KCGS, and CEL and do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors.