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India's 'missing girls'

 

The new Indian census(2011), which put the population at 1.2 billion, has revealed an alarming trend. Rising incomes only seem to accelerate gendercide – the evocative term for the selective abortion of girl foetuses. There were 945 girls per 1,000 boys in the 1991 census, 927 in 2001 and now 914.

  

Your voice matters. Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women and girls!

 

Up to 70 percent of women may be abused in their lifetime. Tell governments that you want them to make ending violence against women a top priority. More than 5 million people already signed on to Say NO.

Add your name to become part of the global Say NO–UNiTE Network: “here”.

 

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www.un.org/womenwatch/

www.un.org/women/endviolence/

www.saynotoviolence.org/

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Taken on August 13, 2009