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..

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Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability

Empowering girls and young women, promoting equality for all women and confronting stereotypes and biases about violence against women can help prevent femicide. Read more..

CFOJA

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Child Marriage

Child marriage occurs more frequently among girls who are the least educated, poorest and living in rural areas. Investing in girls, developing their social and economic assets, giving them access to education and health services, and ensuring that they can postpone marriage until they are ready means greater dignity for women. Read more..

UNFPA Nepal

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Warawa wants to revive debate over sex-selection abortions (with video)

“It is a global crisis” Warawa said. “Numerous studies and documentaries are revealing that sex selection is occurring in Canada,” he added. Read more..

Dan Fergusan