Human Rights Council


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Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

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Topic: Measures to minimise female infanticide in Southern and Eastern Asian States

The crime of female infanticide is growing all over the world and often remains unpunished. It is a human rights violation that is characterised by misunderstanding and impunity. Female infanticide is the most extreme manifestation of violence against women and is an obnoxious human rights violation. Such discrimination, and the intense pressure to deliver sons, has serious and extensive effects on the mental and physical health of women.

It is obligatory under human rights laws to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of girls and women. French Republic is one of the signatories to the 1994 Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. As part of this programme undertaking, States agreed to eliminate all forms of discr...