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Stop Female Feticide and Bride Buying


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Rose
- 154 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Goal: Stop female feticide and bride buying In the rural areas of India, many families prefer boys over girls, and this preference has resulted in a staggering number of female feticid



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Debbie Williamson (267)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:29 pm
Signed and shared. Thank you, Rose.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:32 pm
S+S-thx Rose
 

Freya H. (307)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:42 pm
These problems are merely symptoms. Deeply ingrained sexism is the disease.
 

Nimue P. (243)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:53 pm
Horrible. S&N.
 

Bruce C D. (59)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 8:41 pm
Signed, noted.
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 9:37 pm
. Your signature has been recorded.
 

Ondine J. (133)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 11:32 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Rose
 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 11:41 pm
noted and signed
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:19 am
Done! Female feticide and bride buying...??? -Holy crap!!!

 

AwayPlzNoMail V. (171)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:03 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Mary B. (30)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:09 am
Signed and thank you for helping those who are voiceless!
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:20 am
Crazy humanity :)
 

caroline s. (80)
Friday April 18, 2014, 12:07 pm
Signed }:-((
 

Beth S. (326)
Friday April 18, 2014, 12:57 pm
Female feticide is going on in a lot of places in the Islamic world as well, although Muslims routinely just kidnap Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, force them to convert and marry, so bride-buying is a virtual step-up from this horror. Regardless, women need rights not just lip service.
 

Stardust Noel (52)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:13 pm
Thank you .
 

Ljiljana Milic (100)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:16 pm
Signed > Your signature has been recorded
& Thank you Rose
 

John De Avalon (35)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:59 pm
Gladly signed ...
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday April 18, 2014, 2:47 pm
Signed
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Friday April 18, 2014, 3:31 pm
If women ran the world instead of men it would be different and-sorry men-a probably more peaceful one. We wouldn't be killing boys and doing the things that men do to girls. Sure, we're not perfect but you all haven't done such great job in the past many thousands of years. Wars are started for power and the seizing of other people's homes and maybe I'm wrong but I don't think this would happen-or at lest not so much if women were in power. Killing babies because they re the wrong gender and marrying of children to grown men? Wow, misogyny seems to be going well in India, or at least for the men it is working.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Friday April 18, 2014, 4:20 pm
I signed, Thanks Rose for posting!
 

marie c. (168)
Friday April 18, 2014, 4:40 pm
Signed thank you for posting
 

Eleonora Oldani (49)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:04 pm

Thank you, Rose, for putting up this long overdue petition. It's high time that these horrendous issues start geting the attention it deserves. May I ad a few information in the hope that more readers are inclined not only to sign but to speak out about this issue.

(From a comment of mine in another Care2 Forum, March 28, 2014):

“Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.

Despite a rapidly expanding middle class, enviable economic growth and measurable strides in modernization since India's 1947 independence, dowry deaths continue to rise year on year, as does the related plague of "cruelty by husband and relatives" -- the crime defined as torture committed against women in pursuit of more marriage bounty from their parents.

India's National Crime Records Bureau last week reported that 8,233 Indian women were killed in 2012 in dowry-related violence, or nearly one per hour. The incidence of dowry deaths grew by nearly 3% over the previous five years, and torture at the hands of a husband or family increased by 5.4%, with 99,135 cases reported by survivors in 2011.

The scope of the problems is likely to be wider than the statistics suggest, as many women and their parents are reluctant to seek prosecution for fear of scandal that would destroy their other daughters' chances of getting married, analysts say.”
(http://articles.latimes.com/2013/sep/05/world/la-fg-wn-india-dowry-deaths-20130904)

If you feel like reading more details check the “Gender Scorecard 2013” by the Delhi Policy Group (http://www.delhipolicygroup.com/pdf/Summary-of-Findings.pdf). It reveals a shocking picture with respect to femicide/gendercide and violence against women vetted out by husbands and family members. Pay attention to the ratio health care:women. Scary.

“Equally significantly, the incidence of cruelty by husbands and relatives has also increased year by year, accounting for as much as 43.6% of crimes against women in 2012. It appears that the vast majority of violent crimes against women are committed by their families”.

The other shocking side is documented here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw6dR2o15xc "Gendercide in India"
 

Lynn C. (94)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:18 pm
signed & noted
 

Dori C. (17)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:28 pm
signed.
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:54 pm
Signed thanks Rose.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:21 pm
I'm glad India is not my country.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:20 pm
Is now, one world, one planet, one rule, 1 corporate, 2 fascist, 3 theocracy..3 out of 3 none needed elements for building free peaceful people and planet. 3 strikes, we are out..fatal fictions get us every time.
 

Kerstin Strobl (347)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 8:41 am
Signed
 

Terry H. (5)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 9:18 am
Signed, shared and noted
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:09 pm
Signed and noted
 

norma laborie (32)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:55 pm
signed
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 1:36 pm
Signed, thank you Rose.
 

Mariette G. (150)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 2:15 pm
Signed, thanks Rose!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 4:43 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Rose.
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 5:25 pm
Signed!
 

. (0)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 8:07 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Brenda P. (130)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 8:37 pm
noted signed shared
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:30 pm
Noted.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:31 pm
Signed.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 12:02 am
Signed

Love
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 2:39 am
Signed.
 

ERIKA SOMLAI (247)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 4:01 am
signed + noted
 

Vivien Green (150)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 5:44 am
Signed thank you Rose.
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Aaron Bouchard (130)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 7:17 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Rosa Caldwell (342)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 5:11 pm
I can't even imagine. How horrible. Signed and shared.
 

Tom Sullivan (99)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 7:50 pm
S & N
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Monday April 21, 2014, 12:15 am
Signed. Thanke you!
 

Aurea Walker (201)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:38 am
China is not far behind India when it comes to feticide. The whole male? Mentality of having a son to carry on the family name and the rest of the rubbish that men use to justify having a son versus a daughter is tragic worldwide. The ultimately irony is that in most cases it is the DAUGHTER who takes care of the elderly parents.
 

Liv B. (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:48 am
done, thanks
 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Monday April 21, 2014, 10:13 am
noted,signed,shared on fb, twitter, google+
 

Ros G. (91)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 12:39 am
A few facts about China 2011 Sex Ratio in China for every 100 female births there are 117 male births:
http://www.china.org.cn/video/2012-03/31/content_25036729.htm.. Also there are currently 90,000 Chinese students studying in Australian Universities...over 70% are female just over 20% are male..not only do they have girls but they believe in Educating them as well.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 7:18 pm
noted,signed,shared
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:24 am
Horrendous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Signed, of course!!!!!!! Thanks Rose
 
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