Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

Female Genocide in India

For many this is unbelievable. The Nazi's eliminated about 6 million Jews. But in India, in about three generations, more than 50 Million Women have been eliminated from India's population.

They have been eliminated at every stage of life. Why have girls and women been selectively annihilated in India? For the same reason that genocides happen anywhere in the world. Because female are considered inherently undesirable and yet usable (as reproductive machines) and disposable. This is misogyny at its worst.

The 1948 U.N. Act against genocide clearly states that the selective killing, torture, and prevention of birth and continuity of a group is genocide. India right now, accounts for the worst genocide in Human History. And it is silent. And it is ongoing. Please read the article below on India's female genocide and support our campaign by signing and circulating this petition http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-female-genocide-in-india.html

The article on Female Genocide in India: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue22/banerji.htm

Thank you all

much love

Rita

Comments

olutosin's picture

Disheartening

Thanks so much Rita, this is so disheartening, these issues have weighed me down so much that everyone around me does not know why I have overburdened myself with issues (according to them has no direct bearing on me.....) I really want to know how we can solve these problems.....I can do whatever is necessary only that whatever I do may not hold water...but we must not be silent, it must not be an option at this moment in time, We Will Win...If we do not relent....
Thanks once again Rita....for posting this piece.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

Rita Banerji's picture

Of course it is ours

Dear Olutsin,

That is a typical response! People think "those issues don't concern you -- why bother?" But we are all connected because we are all human. It is because of people like you that the world has worked tirelessly to end violence and subjgation in whichever corner of the world it has occured be it colonialism, slavery, or apartheid. So take heart -- because you are an inspiration to what the human race needs to be :) Yes we will persevere -- history is witness, that that is the road to change! I send you lots of hugs. Rita

Rita Banerji
www.ritabanerji.com

Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear Rita, At times it gets

Dear Rita,

At times it gets really scary when well educated, well to do people show no difference in attitude towards a girl child. There is no dearth of those and statistics prove that.

Nusrat

Rita Banerji's picture

That's right!

People generally think the issue is illiteracy or poverty. But the highest rates of female feticide are among the wealthier and educated sections because they are the ones who are aware of the technologies and have the means. And when women are abused for dowry, and their lives are in danger, even when they are from well-to-do homes the parents don't allow them back. The saying is: the daughter leaves in the wedding palanquin. Only her coffin can come home.

Rita Banerji
www.ritabanerji.com

Davindia's picture

A voice in the wilderness!

Great that you have taken a stand for this cause.. like 'A voice in the Wilderness'!

Life is given by God, and we have no right to destroy it - man or woman!

David Abraham
CARE + SHARE

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

VIRGIN ISLANDS: Queens Igniting Fire Ending Violence

VIRGIN ISLANDS: Queens Igniting Fire Ending Violence

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

World Pulse Launches our Inaugural Community Advisory Board!

World Pulse Launches our Inaugural Community Advisory Board!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative