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Petitioning The Government of India and 3 others

Female Gendercide- 200 Million Girls "Missing"-Systematic Extermination of an Entire Gender

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It doesn't matter whether you are pro-life or pro-choice on this issue. No one can support FORCED abortion, because it is NOT a choice.

Growing scarcity of girls and women has tilted the balance of the sexes and the rich and poor in nations where “gendercide” is practiced on a large scale.

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Overall in Asia, about 160 million women and girls are missing. Because of the selective elimination of baby girls, there are now an estimated 37 million more males than females living in China today.  This severe gender imbalance is a powerful, driving force behind trafficking in women and sexual slavery from nations surrounding China.

According to the World Health Organization, China has the highest female suicide rate of any country in the world.  Approximately 500 Chinese women end their lives each day.  Could this extraordinary suicide rate be related to the trauma of enduring a forced abortion?

India’s 2011 census identified seven million more boys than girls under age seven. For every 1,000 boys, there are now 914 girls.

Among the most disturbing outcomes of this skewed sex ratio, is the increase in sex trafficking that it causes. Women might have to be locked up or forced to marry multiple men and traded like commodities. Rich families who could afford selection for boys may have trouble finding brides for their sons. So, they turn to poor families with daughters, who sell their daughters to the rich.

Between 1992 and 2004 China’s crime rate nearly doubled. In India from 2003 to 2007 rape cases surged over 30 percent and abductions by over 50 percent prompting the government to unveil female-only trains.

And as women become more scarce, their value rises which one would think would mean that women would be treated better. But the exact opposite is true. Women have become commodities to be bought and sold. Parents all over Asia are guarding their girls against kidnappers. Women are routinely kidnapped and dragged across boundary lines to be forced into the sex industry. Some women are bought to be a wife to several men, usually brothers.

Letter to
The Government of India
the U.N. bodies
the EU
and 1 other
Chinese Ambassador, Mr. Zhang Yesui
Dear Sirs,

We the undersigned, strongly condemn the practices that have led to the elimination of millions of girls and women from India and China's population, and hold the government of India and China accountable for failing to protect the lives of its female citizens.

We are aware that Chinese authorities are forcibly aborting women to enforce coercive birth limits in connection with China’s One Child Policy. We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned for the suffering caused by these forced abortions and respectfully request that the Chinese government stop this brutal practice.

Growing scarcity of girls and women has tilted the balance of the sexes and the rich and poor in nations where “gendercide” is practiced on a large scale.

According to one study, from 2000 to 2004 there were 124 boys for every 100 girls in China. Ultimately, that’s predicted to translate into 30 to 40 million more boys than girls by 2020 in China. Overall in Asia, about 160 million women and girls are missing.

India’s 2011 census identified seven million more boys than girls under age seven. For every 1,000 boys, there are now 914 girls.

Among the most disturbing outcomes of this skewed sex ratio, is the increase in sex trafficking that it causes. Women might have to be locked up or forced to marry multiple men and traded like commodities. Rich families who could afford selection for boys may have trouble finding brides for their sons. So, they turn to poor families with daughters, who sell their daughters to the rich.

And as women become more scarce, their value rises which one would think would mean that women would be treated better. But the exact opposite is true. Women have become commodities to be bought and sold. Parents all over Asia are guarding their girls against kidnappers who would sell them to rich families who want to guarantee a future bride for their son. Women are routinely kidnapped and dragged across boundary lines to be forced into the sex industry. Some women are bought to be a wife to several men, usually brothers.

Again, we respectfully urge you to strongly condemn the practices that have led to the elimination of millions of girls and women from India and China's population, and hold the government of India and China accountable for failing to protect the lives of its female citizens.


Sincerely,