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1. Pledge to Speak Up Against Gender-Based Violence in India

There are more than 600 million women in India who are exposed to rape, dowry death and sexual harassment every day. 18, 359 rape cases were registered in India in the first three quarters of 2012; a woman is raped every 20 minutes in India.

Another form of gender-based violence is the killing of baby girls and female foetuses, causing India to lose 3 million girls since 2001.

Due to the patriarchal culture rooted deeply within this nation, women are treated as second class citizens or even worse, as possessions. These women suffer in silence because their cries are falling on deaf ears.

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2. Protect our Children

I was a sexually abused child. I have lived my entire life so far with a dire need to make others aware of how prevelant and silent this crime is. Being born in an Indian family who were unaware of my rights as a child was very disappointing, and stole all of my self worth and self esteem.

My aim is to make the problems of being an Indian girl child more known so people and families can unite and do our best to prevent this abhorrent reality.
For all the readers, this book goes into the details of some cases and also my own sexual abuse flashbacks and stories. Thank you for your support.

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http://www.amazon.com/Unwanted-Daughters-ebook/dp/B0090QOU10

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3. Stop the war in Mexico

Please visit pazmexico.wordpress.com all the information is there.

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4. End the biggest holocaust in human history: female infanticide/feticide!

Stop the quiet killing spree in India, China, and other countries that practice female infanticide and feticide.

It’s estimated that more than 45 countries on all continents in the past five years have enabled some form of gendercide. "Female infanticide is the intentional killing of baby girls due to the preference for male babies and from the low value associated with the birth of females." (Marina Porras, "Female Infanticide and Foeticide".) Both India, China, and the world are starting to acknowledge that gender selection is a crisis of epic proportions, one that has already seriously tilted the gender balance to favor boys; however the governmental laws to prohibit the practice in India and China have so far been ineffective.

This epic “disappearance” of girls in the last few decades is an underreported international scandal. Undisputed evidence exists that more than 100 million girls and women have been killed for the “crime” of being female since the 1970s and 1980s, and the problem is growing worse.

Where are the massive protests and outrage at the United Nations and among organizations that identify themselves as defending or representing females? This lack of public awareness and outcry to address the single biggest holocaust in human history is deplorable.

A recent study estimated that as many as 500,000 unborn girls are killed each year in India due to gender selection, and an estimated 10 million unborn girls have been killed over the past 20 years based upon gender preference. India now has the world’s lowest sex ratio because of this widespread gender selection practice. India is perhaps the only civilization that worships God in woman-form, but still doesn’t stop many countrymen from killing their own daughters. Earlier baby daughters are killed by smothering, making them lick poison, or simply by not feeding them in India and China.

The People's Republic of China has already committed an anti-female genocide on this scale--and the killing continues. Meanwhile, most of the world including the United States looks away, pretending not to see this massive destruction of human life.

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5. Stop Female Infanticide Now!

In many parts of the world, sex ratio is artificially skewed in favor of boy children. Recently, the number of males has increased and the number of females has decreased in China, India, Pakistan, and South Korea.

In many cases, girl children are so devalued that they are abandoned or killed at birth. Female, infanticide-the intentional killing of girl babies-has been widely documented in China and India, and is believed to be common in other Asian countries. Current technology allows women to know the gender of their fetuses before birth, and in many parts of the world, female fetuses are several times more likely to be aborted.

If they are allowed to live, girl children often receive little food and no health care or education-all of which are violations of girls' human rights. Because girls are less often educated than boys, two-thirds of the worlds illiterate adults are women. In many countries girls are more likely to become ill, but less likely to be taken to a doctor than their male counterparts. Discrimination against girl children manifests itself in a variety of more subtle ways as well. In some cultures, for example, although girl children may not be denied an education, they often receive less attention in school and are steered into stereotypical areas of study.

Discrimination against girl children is so deeply ingrained on an international level that it was nearly left out to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The convention was nearly opened for signature in 1990 containing only male pronouns: "she" and "her" had to be added at the last minute. Given this, it is perhaps not surprising that the convention often does not speak to the needs of girl children. For example, it does not address female genital mutilation, son preference, or early marriage-practices that impact girls more than boys.

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