Gendercide is the mass killing of girls and women. More girls and women in India have been discriminated against and killed in the past century than in any other modern-day genocide.
Violence against women is on the uptick in India. Girls are in danger of trafficking, gender-based discrimination, sexual violence, and even death. And all of these dangers are made more prevalent by COVID-19. Help us end this culture of violence against women and girls.
Indian laws against sex-selective abortion are often not enforced. One girl is aborted in India every minute—just because she is a girl.
When a daughter is born, family members may kill the baby girl just because she is a girl. Infanticide is so widely practiced that girls in India are 75% more likely to die than boys.
Sex trafficking is a consequence of India’s gender imbalance. Young girls are frequently forced into prostitution or to fulfill the demand for wives.
Violence against women occurs more frequently in areas where men outnumber women. For example, in India, one woman an hour is murdered due to dowry disputes.