This work is inspired by the documentary 'It's a girl : the three deadliest words in the world '.The term... Read More
work is inspired by the documentary 'It's a girl : the three
deadliest words in the world '.
The term 'missing women' was
first coined by the Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen in the late
1980s: it refers to the observation that in parts of the world
(predominantly Asia) the ratio of women to men is low. It is
estimated that 117 million women are demographically 'missing',
victims of selective abortion, infanticide and inadequate healthcare
and nutrition: in some countries if the family is poor and there is a
lack of food, they feed the boys and leave the girls to starve. The
systematic killing of members of a specific sex is called gendercide.
When it is because they are female, it is called femicide or