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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

There are 200 million missing women.

"violence against women causes every 2 to 4 years a mountain of corpses
equal to the Jewish Holocaust."
http://www.dcaf.ch/women/pb_women_ex_sum.pdf



According to estimates by the United Nations, up to 200 million women and girls are demographically ‘missing’.1 The euphemism hides one of the most shocking crimes against humanity. Given the biological norm of 100 new-born girls to every 103 new-born boys, millions more women should be living amongst us. If they are not, if they are ‘missing’, then
they have been killed, or have died through neglect and mistreatment.

Women live in a very insecure world indeed. Many fall victim to gender selective abortion and infanticide (boys being preferred to girls). Others do not receive the same amount of food and medical attention as their brothers, fathers and husbands. Others again fall prey to sexual offenders, to ‘honour killings’ and to acid attacks (most often for refusing a suitor). An estimated 5,000 women are burnt to death each year in ‘kitchen accidents’ because their dowry was seen as being too modest. Scores succumb to the special horrors and hardships that conflict,
war and post-conflict situations reerve for girls and women. A shocking number of women are killed within their own walls through domestic violence. Rape and sexual exploitation remain, moreover, a reality for countless women million's are trafficked; some sold like cattle



To put this in perspective:

Deaths of women killed for gender related causes equal the deaths of all wars and conflicts of the 20th century.

Globally, women aged between fifteen and forty-four are more likely to be injured or die as a result of male violence than through cancer, traffic accidents, malaria and war combined.

The statistics are even more depressing for rape. In our world, we are so often told that there is no place for feminism. This is the place. Women are dying and being hurt and raped at an alarming rate. I know this isn't exactly "new" news, but I thought it was worth reitterating.


Of these deaths at least 60 million are from gender selective abortions/infanticide. Aditionally, women have a 1 in 72 chance of dying from complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth worldwide. The rate in developed nations is 1 in 4000.

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