Good morning everyone present here, today I am going to give a speech on female infanticide. The intentional death of newborn female offspring is known as female infanticide. The current practice of gender-selective abortion is frequently considered a closely connected issue in nations with a history of female infanticide. Female infanticide is a serious problem in several countries, including China, India, and Pakistan. It has been argued that bias against women arises from patriarchal civilizations’ low status of women.
One justification for female infanticide in India is the dowry system, which has permeated Indian culture over many generations. The practice is blamed for the anxiety that poorer families in rural areas have about their ability to raise an adequate dowry and subsequently face social rejection. Despite efforts by the state of Uttar Pradesh to outlaw dowry, the custom still exists.
Gender awareness policies are in place at Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDOs) to stop prejudice against women everywhere. Offering families incentives to have female children is one strategy to lower the rate of female infanticide. One such program that promotes female births is the Girl Child Protection Scheme in India. Societies that participate in such termination processes will be tremendously inspired to change by the instrumentalization of gender education and the value of life.
The United Nations claims that this overabundance of men in society has contributed to rising instances of child maltreatment, domestic abuse, and bride trafficking/kidnapping. In these regions, maternal death rates have also increased alarmingly, as have the rates of mental illness among women. According to the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), women are the victims of a “hidden holocaust.” Thank you.