The 50 Million Missing is an online, global campaign that I founded in December 2006 to raise awareness about the ongoing female genocide in India, and to lobby public support for the enforcement of laws and official accountability to stop this genocide.   The website for the campaign is www.50millionmissing.info. Join us Facebook (here) and on Twitter (here). PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN PETITION (HERE).

In 3 generations more than 50 million women have been selectively annihilated from India’s population through practices like female feticide, female infanticide, the killing of girls through starvation or domestic violence, and dowry related murders.  To know more please read this article.  We also make regular posts on our campaign blog, Gender Bytes.  Visit the blog at www.genderbytes.info.

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  1. Vidhya

     /  March 22, 2012

    Why cant it be the ‘unwanted girls’ are brought up by ‘care-takers’ who are willing to bring them up with their children so that they find a home and can be their guardian

    • Rita Banerji

       /  March 22, 2012

      You mean like the foster care system in the west? I don’t know. When a system permits the lethal abuse of a targeted group then other sections of society see that group as a vulnerable and exploitable target. Look at what’s happening in all the orphanages in India today. How does one monitor millions of foster homes? Specially when the government machinery is totally apathetic.


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