Motion S5M-10306: The 63 Million Missing Women

06 Feb 2018

That the Parliament deplores the news that 63 million women in India are statistically “missing” due to a cultural preference for boys; understands that among the reasons that there are more men than women are the large number of sex-selective abortions and better life expectancy for boys; further understands that this data comes from the Indian Government’s annual economic survey; notes that families that have a son are more likely to stop having children than families that have a daughter; believes that each human being, regardless of their gender, age, race or other factors, is of equal value, and hopes that, in Scotland, India and elsewhere, men, women, boys and girls will be treated increasingly equally.