Updated at 11:07,12-12-2017

Week without abortion held in Belarus

Euroradio

The Week without Abortion is being held in Belarus on October 10-16. The action is dated for Mother’s Week and is supposed to remind the public that life is valuable and that there should be harmony in families.

119 thousand children were born in Belarus last year. This is the highest number registered since the declaration of Belarus’ independence. 57.2% of babies were not firstborn. The number of large families increased from 62.5 thousands in 2009 to 81 thousands in 2016.

According to the world maternity index of the international organization Save the Children, Belarus in the the top-25 (out of 179) countries good for maternity and is the leader in the CIS.