Female infanticide has adversely affected indian society the biggest and most easily measurable effect is the low female-to-male ratios the practice of killing the girl child is a cruel and abominable act that must be stopped. In india, china and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls the united nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide. India has one of the highest female foeticide incidents in the world declining number of female child population in the age group of 0-6 years from 7883 million in 2001 to 7584 million in 2011. Female infanticide introduction female infanticide is the intentional killing of infant girls in addition to the active methods undertaken to eliminate baby girls soon after birth, neglect and discrimination leading to death and sex-selective abortion are also means by which many female children die each year. Female infanticide in india has a history spanning centuries poverty, the dowry system, births to unmarried women, deformed infants, famine, lack of support services and maternal illnesses such as postpartum depression are among the causes that have been proposed to explain the phenomenon of female infanticide in india.
Dying to live: the gender dimension of child mortality in india sharing the voices of indian women, a new un women report details work towards meeting mdg targets and sheds light on the issue of female infanticide, son preference and violence against women. The high number of female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking prevalent in india has placed it as the fourth most dangerous place for women in the world, according to a surveyafghanistan. The cause for female infanticide is poverty as well as or society our society has always thought a boy to be the heir of the family it is usually considered that a son will take care of the family as well as the family business and bring riches to the family upon marriage, a son makes a daughter.
Female infanticide is a major cause of concern in several nations such as china, india and pakistan it has been argued that the low status in which women are viewed in patriarchal societies creates a bias against females. Female infanticide in india has a history spanning centuries poverty, the dowry system, births to unmarried women, deformed infants, famine, lack of support services and maternal illnesses such as postpartum depression are among the causes that have been proposed to explain the phenomenon of female. Examines female infanticide in colonial and postcolonial india female infanticide in india is a theoretical and discursive intervention in the field of postcolonial feminist theory it focuses on the devaluation of women through an examination of the practice of female infanticide in colonial india and the reemergence of this practice in the form of femicide (selective killing of female. Wikis history of infanticide india female infanticide was common in india parents often threw their children into the ganges river as a sacrificial offering this practice could not be stopped until the early 19th century davies, nigel (1981) human sacrifice ny: william morrow co. The population of girl child was 1588 per cent of the total female population of 4965 million in 2001, which declined to 129 per cent of total number of 58647 million women in 2011.
Female infanticide is a historic problem in india’s highly patriarchal society, as daughters are often viewed as a burden because of the continuing prevalence of the dowry system. In post-colonial india the female foeticide, a practice evolved from customary female infanticide of pre-colonial and colonial period, committed though in separate incidents, has made it almost a unified wave of mass murder. No, they do not infanticide is the intentional murder of a female baby in the us, this is illegal and laws are fairly strict about it however, you may have seen some assertions from people who are anti-abortion or “pro-life”— they believe that life begins at conception and thus, abortion is the murder of a child in the womb.
Female infanticide is a deliberate and intentional act of killing a female child within one year of its birth either directly by using poisonous organic and inorganic chemicals or indirectly by deliberate neglect to feed the infant by either one of the parents or other family members. Menace of female foeticide and infanticide in india, which has led to skewed sex ratio in the country the extent causes and effects of this menace are been discussed at length using data. Researcher institute of social studies trust, india habitat centre, east court upper ground ftoor, zone 6, iodhi road, new delhi 110 003 in spite of the legal provisions to prevent female infanticide and foetieide, it continues to occur in many parts of the country while infanticide was first. Infanticide infanticide: the violation of the right to life infanticide is an act that goes directly against the right to life of children although it used to be more common in the past, today we can still come across cases of infanticide, particularly against girls (female infanticide. Case study: female infanticide focus: (1) india (2) china summary the phenomenon of female infanticide is as old as many cultures, and has likely accounted for millions of gender.
The female infanticide prevention act, 1870, also act viii of 1870 was a legislative act passed in british india, to prevent murder of female infants the section 7 of this act declared that it was initially applicable only to the territories of oudh, north-western provinces and punjab,. For dr manhoman singh, in many ways a reforming indian prime minister, female foeticide and infanticide is a scourge that has been difficult to fight and eradicate, with dire consequences. The root causes of female infanticide are similar but not exactly the same in confucian countries like china and south korea, versus predominantly hindu countries such as india and nepal india and nepal. International journal of criminal justice sciences vol 1 issue 1 january 2006 female foeticide and infanticide in india: an analysis of crimes against girl children.
Female infanticide latest breaking news, pictures & news photos find female infanticide news headlines, comments, blog posts and opinion at the indian express female infanticide latest breaking news, pictures & news photos find female infanticide news headlines, comments, blog posts and opinion at the indian express. Facts on female infanticide according to a recent report by the united nations children's fund (unicef) up to 50 million girls and women are missing from india' s population as a result of systematic gender discrimination in india. Female infanticide and sex-selective abortion are responsible for this gender imbalance cole eddings mr perlman world studies 11 april 2012 female infanticide in india according to a 2011 census, indian men outnumber women by nearly 40 million the startling gender gap, activists say, is the. Female infanticide in india, even after ages of educating on the importance of a girl child has been prevalent this needs to stop join the cause, share with other by clicking below.
Female infanticide for 50 years, from 1960-2011, fewer and fewer girls were allowed to be born in india this situation, what i refer to as gendered arrangement, is old and commonly misunderstood.