ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Below are articles that may be of interest to both human rights advocates, teachers and students. This page will be updated frequently, so check back often. Adobe Acrobat is required to view some of the articles.
U.S. Takes Action Against ‘Gendercide’
U.S. congress takes a stand against gendercide by signing the Declaration to End Gendercide, a document drafted by the non-profit All Girls Allowed. The Declaration envokes articles two and three of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it “condemns the systematic elimination of girls occurring in India and China” and calls on families, communities and governments to educate, nurture and aggressively protect the lives of young girls the world over.
Read IPS article: www.ipsnews.net/2011/06/us-takes-action-against-gendercide/
India’s sex ratio is getting worse. The trend can be reversed
THE news from India's 2011 census is almost all heartening. Literacy is up; life expectancy is up; family size is stabilising. But there is one grim exception. In 2011 India counted only 914 girls aged six and under for every 1,000 boys. Without intervention, just a few more boys would be born than girls. If you compare the number of girls actually born to the number that would have been born had a normal sex ratio prevailed, then 600,000 Indian girls go missing every year. This is less distorted than the sex ratio in China, but whereas China's ratio has stabilised, India's is widening, and has been for decades. Sex selection is now invading parts of the country that used not to practise it.
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