CAUSES OF FEMALE FOETICIDE – WHY DO THEY DO THIS?
Female foeticide is a pressing issue – which calls to be addressed at once. However, to get to the root of this issue, it is essential to understand the causes behind it. In India, however, there isn’t actually a need to investigate into the problem...
this problem is the practice of female foeticide, the unnaturally low ratio of girls to boys, and the 54% literacy level for women in India as a whole.
In April 2008 PM Manmohan Singh launched the country's biggest ever campaign against the practice of female foeticide at the National Meeting on “Save...
abuse and rape, psychological violence through insults, humiliation, coercion, blackmail,
economic or emotional threats, and control over speech and actions. In extreme, but not
unknown cases, death is the result. (Adriana, 1996) These expressions of violence take
place in a man-woman relationship...
Members along with Bouquet Presentation and Tulsi Presentation. The function began with the lightening of Deepshikha. Principal delivered a brief welcome speech and introduced the Chief Guest to the assembled people. Then the Principal read out the annual report of the school in which she gave a detailed account...
feature of an industrial, not feudal, society. But the intention of our Founding Fathers was that democracy and other modern principles e.g. freedom of speech, freedom of religion, liberty, equality etc. and modern institutions e.g. Parliament, independent judiciary, etc would pull our backward, feudal society...
Female Feticide in India
Sheth L.U.J and Sir M.V. College of Arts, Science and Commerce.
Sr. | Topic |
1. | Introduction |
2. | Meaning |
3. | Cases |
4. | Current Situations |
5. | According to Census |
6. | Female Infanticide |
7. | Female Foeticide and Indians...
Contemporary Indian society professes a profound faith in every individual’s “right to life and dignity”. The rights relating to the weaker & vulnerable sections of Indian society especially women , and more specially the girl child were violated. The twin social...
The origin of the Indian idea of appropriate female behavior can be traced to the rules laid down by Manu in 200 B.C.: "by a young girl, by a young woman, or even by an aged one, nothing must be done independently, even in her own house". "In childhood a female must be subject to her father, in youth to...
Female Foeticide, is violation of right a basic human right and guarantee under the constitution In the case of female foeticide, the female children in the wombs of expecting mothers, they are not only denied the right to live but are robbed to their right to be born. The selection of male child over...
ratification of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1993. According to the 2001 Census, the percentage of female literacy in the country is 54% up from 9% 1951 by implementation of several constitutional privileges, legislative support for women, and some yojana...
of democracy, more effective policy implementation, better family planning, women’s empowerment, elimination of social ills like child labour, female foeticide, prostitution, dalit exploitation and the like. Education is capable of liberating us.
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra...
which simply meant "rule of the people."
* India is a very large democratic nation with huge population. the people of India enjoy freedom of speech and expression.
* Although, we have such richness in governance, we still are lagging behind in awareness and literacy due to which our democracy...
Thus, my thesis aims at showing that:
▪ women and men express and put down their feelings in different ways, proving that speech reflects and perpetuates gender inequality.
▪ for women this is a no win situation, no matter if their use of language allows men to dominate...
a big social problem Indians believe if a girl will be born into a family it will be a sin so they kill the female while it is still a fetus. Indian societies have a misconception about female fetuses. Indians think a girl will bring in a burden. Some Indians still believe in older customs like dowry...
for ulterior motive to get rid of female foetus (or unborn girl child). In order to have a male child (son), some misguided people in our country get the sex of their unborn child determined by ultrasound technique (though it is illegal to do so), and if it is a female foetus, they get it removed by surgery...
Responsible Obscenity Laws or Free Speech Abridgements
In Susan Brownmiller’s essay, “Let’s Put Pornography back in the Closet”, she expresses her view on obscenity laws which, in her opinion, are too lenient when it comes to the display of pornographic material.
Over the years literature...
Female Foeticide In India
India is a country of incredible ironies. It is a land where people worship myriad forms of female Shakti in quest of wealth, wisdom and power. In this country it is a common sight to see thousands of couples making arduous journeys every year to shrines of goddesses in order...
1) Introduction of what the topic is : define female foeticide
Female foetuses are selectively aborted after pre-natal sex determination, thus avoiding the birth of girls. As a result of selective abortion 35 to 40 million girls are missing in Indian population. The effect has been...
SOCIOLINGUISTICS: A speech community is a group of people who share a set of norms rules and expectations regarding the use of language. Investigating language from this perspective is known as sociolinguistics. In general terms, sociolinguistics deals with the inter relationships between language and...
of democracy, more effective policy implementation, better family planning, women’s empowerment, elimination of social ills like child labour, female foeticide, prostitution, dalit exploitation and the like. Education is capable of liberating us. It is our panacea, cure-all, elixir. Any education minister...
In India, welfare measures like empowerment of women, reservation in Parliament, free education to girl child and a lot of other woman progressive initiative, do not make sense when we look at cases of female foeticide. There are only 933 females for every 1000 males against...
further gave them the right to decide on having or not having the child. However, this good intentioned step was being used to force women to abort the female child. In order to do away with lacunae inherent in previous legislation, the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse)...
choices in vocabulary such as slang/profanity, and use of intensifiers. The observation revealed many interesting differences between both male and females at the elementary school level.
The fifth grade classroom I observed had thirty-one students with 16 boys and 15 girls. The classroom was very diverse...
“Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps” is a non-fiction book about a vast array of differences and similarities between males and females. Barbara and Allan Pease based their book on their own research on the brain, evolutionary biology, studies of social change and psychology. Some of the...
Pay attention to what are you saying!
Many scientists think that there are distinct differences in speech between women and men. Their theories are based on observations, which, in my opinion, make the difference quite obvious. Personally, I agree with the claim that women and men talk in different...
Sex-ratio, is measured as number of females per thousand males, is one of the most important indicators used for study of population characteristics. The sex-ratio which is highly skewed towards...
Such coverage has led to heightened social awareness, policy for protection of women and girls (adoption of CEDAW), expansion of social services for female victim support, and a rise in the number of reported cases. Groups like Isis-International, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service and Women's...
several thousand female fetus body parts were found in bags behind the clinic. It is estimated that 10 million female fetuses have been killed over the past two decade. The clinic owner and manager were taken into custody.
The modern technology of amniocentesis made female foeticide very easy. The...
emails, posters, public meetings and also does include other forms of mass media like TV, News, internet etc.
On one hand media expresses freedom to speech and expression and at the same time the media biases are actually much bigger than being liberal or conservative.
People or certain groups tend to...
Female Foeticide In Punjab: Exploring the socio-economic and cultural dimensions
by Ajinder Walia
It is a disgrace for the Indian society, which considers the birth of a girl child as a bad investment in future. She is considered to be consumer rather than a producer, and this narrow viewpoint...