What is Gendercide?
Gendercide is the silent elimination of females, young and old, through sex-selective abortion, infanticide, gross neglect, and for older women, lack of access to food and shelter. Today, there are 117 million women and girls missing in the world. More FAQs
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Watch the 2-minute simulation of our exhibit.
This fly-through simulation of our giant art exhibit allows you to see the scale of gendercide. Each pair of baby booties you will see represents 10,000 missing females in today's world. A total of 11,700 pairs of booties are used to represent the 117 million women missing due to sex-selective abortion, female infanticide, female child neglect, unnecessary maternal death, and (for older women and widows) unequal access to food and shelter (UN Population Fund, 2012). We call this "gendercide."
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Save the date: AMARTYA SEN
Amartya Sen is Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is best known for his work on famine, poverty, and the Human Development Index, which provides a better measure of human welfare than Gross Domestic Product. His concern for the poor earned him the nickname "Mother Teresa" of economists. In 1998 he won the Nobel Prize in Economics. In 2014 the GDI Think Tank named him the Third Most Influential Thought Leader of 2014.
Professor Sen was the first person to measure gendercide. In 1990, using data from the recent worldwide census, he found that an astonishing 100 million women were demographically "missing" in the world due to viciously discriminatory practices. His research overturned the popular belief that such practices do not have a measurable impact on the global female population.
In response to Sen's findings, the UN Population Fund began to track and monitor gendercide. Currently, 117 million women are demographically missing in the world.
Professor Sen has long championed education for girls and the economic empowerment of women. Indeed, he views these as critical to a nation's economic and social progress.
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