In some Asian countries and cultures, tradition and technology have
combined and result in the sex-selective abortions of tens of
millions of unborn baby girls. Ultrasound and sex-determination
testing identify the sex of the child in the womb and when
identified as female, the lives of these very young girls end in
Cultural preferences for first-born sons render baby girls unwanted
and the victims of the violence of abortion simply because they are
female, the first act of gendercide—— the extermination of a child
based on sex (gender).
The results of sex-selective abortion combined with the killing of
baby girls at birth through the horrific practice of infanticide
have resulted in a global phenomenon of "missing girls". A 2010
report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
entitled Power, Voice and Rights: A Turning Point for Gender
Equality in Asia and the Pacific reports, "…Asia has the highest
male-female sex ratio at birth in the world, with sex-selective
abortion and infanticide leaving a trail of 96 million ‘missing’
women in some countries."
PNCI believes that the life of the girl child must be valued right
from the start—in the womb—if her life is to be respected and
protected throughout the life cycle. PNCI seeks to raise awareness
of the practice of sex-selective abortion and supports legislation
that bans this cruel, violent and destructive act of anti-female
discrimination. PNCI opposes all cultural practices which harm the
Laogai Research Foundation
Authoritative source on human rights in China, including the
UN Report Highlights Asia's Missing Girls from Sex-Selective
Report highlights the nearly 100 million missing women across Asia
and growing gender gap resulting from sex-selective abortion.
Women's Rights Without Frontiers
Raises awareness of the brutal effect China's one child policy on
women’s lives and provides analysis on gendercide, forced abortion,
infanticide and sex slavery.