Female infanticide 10

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Female infanticide 10

  1. 1. • 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.• These phenomena are most prevalent in patriarchal societies in which the status of women is low and a preference for sons is built into the cultural ideology.• Female infanticide cuts across all social and economic boundaries.• Thus, the practice involves a wide range of location-specific and
  2. 2. • “Killing of an entirely dependent child under “one year of age” who is killed by mother, parents or others in whose care the child is entrusted”.
  3. 3. What: The deliberate killing of a girl child.Who: Girl children who are born in societies wherepoverty, overpopulation, and male biases are prevalent.Where: In regions where poverty and overpopulation are prevalent. It predominantly occurs insocieties where girl children are notviewed as economically advantageous.Why: Lineage, Income, Dowry, Protection, Government
  4. 4.  Lineage Poverty Dowry Government Illiteracy Property
  5. 5. Dowry system
  6. 6. Illiteracy and lineage
  7. 7. Wife sharing
  8. 8. Effects of female infanticide Child abuse
  9. 9. Effects of female infanticide Increase in sexual violence
  10. 10. Effects of female infanticide Women Trafficking
  11. 11. Effects of female infanticide Boy culture Better stop female infanticide… Or else your son will be forced to be a gay…
  12. 12. Dowry prohibition Act -1961Hindu Marriage Act -1955Hindu Adoption &Maintenance Act –1956Immoral TrafficPrevention Act –1986Equal remuneration Act–1976Prohibition of sexselection (PNDT) Act –1994Balika SamriddhiYojana –1997
  13. 13.  Educate the women of the society. Stop gender discrimination. Stop detection of sex before birth Change the mind set of people.
  14. 14. Thank YouI am your little sister… will you kill me???
  15. 15. Presented by Ms. Geeta Gajeli 10-509 Mr. Vikas Marla 10-531 Ms. Shilpa Patel 10-537 Ms. Shrijal Salian 10-544 Mr. Ronak Shah Ms. Sridevi Sathyanarayana

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