Update #10 ·

More girls are killed in India and China each year....

  • than go to school (33% people answered this)
  • than will get married (10% people answered this)
  • than are born in the United States (42% people answered this)
  • than will learn to read (12% people answered this)

1288 people answered.


Correct answer is: than are born in the United States

More girls are killed each year in India and China as a result of gendercide than are born in the United States. In India alone, the mortality rate of girls under the age of 5 is 75% higher than that of boys and only one in four girls reach the age of puberty. Over 107,000 women are killed in dowry related violence each year in India. And in China there are currently 37 million more men than women and 1.1 more boys are born than girls each year.


In India, China, and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. Because of this “gendercide," the United Nations estimates that as many as 200 million girls are now missing. We shot the documentary film "It’s a Girl" on location in India and China, in hopes of unraveling and shedding light on this issue. We wanted to find out why this happening and why is so little being done to save girls and women affected. The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice. In the process of making the film, we realized the need for an international movement to stand up for girls and women everywhere. We launched the “It’s a Girl Campaign” on Causes to give activists worldwide a way to take action against gendercide in India in China. Through petitions, we are pressuring world leaders to ensure that the Indian government enforces laws against female feticide, female infanticide, and dowry murders and help end forced abortion and sterilization in China under the One Child Policy. We’re also teaming up with the following organizations to make a difference on the ground in these countries by providing food, shelter and protection for mothers, newborn children, and orphaned girls: Women’s Rights Without Frontiers Womens Rights in China 50 Million Missing Invisible Girl Project Finally, because we cannot end something that the public isn’t even aware of, we’re using Facebook, Twitter, and email to tell the world that gendercide is real, is happening right now, and it must end. Join our cause to use the power of film and storytelling to help raise awareness for this crucial issue and put an end to gendercide. Visit http://www.ItsaGirlMovie.com to find out about screenings happening near you, apply to host your own screening, and access informative guides for educators showing the film at schools and college campuses.

In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called "gendercide".

Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members.

The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.

Millions of girls in India and China who have no voice to demand dignity and equality need us to defend them. Speak out for justice by signing the petitions demanding world leaders end gendercide in India and China

In the next few days we will be announcing a major opportunity to present petition signatures to global leaders, so please help us reach our goal of 500,000 by signing and sharing!

Sign the petition ending gendercide in China
Sign the petition ending gendercide in India


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