Gendercide & Femicide
Throughout human history, a bias against women has affected children, adults, and the pre-born, with effects ranging from day-to-day inequalities to violence. Gendercide, the systematic killing of a specific gender, is estimated to have caused a staggering 3.4% of the global female population to have gone ‘missing’. The practice occurs in rural areas as sons are favoured for physical labour to support the family. Cultural habits can persist even in new settings and new socioeconomic conditions..