India


India’s national shame: disposable girls

Mariette Ulrich | 26 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gendercide, India
My husband and I have seven daughters. Each one is loved and cherished for the unique person that she is. It’s horrifying and mind-boggling to be reminded of how girls are regarded in some parts of the world.


Australia’s Babies and India’s Girls

Marcus Roberts | 11 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, Baby Bonus, Census, Gender-ratio, India
Australia continues to subsidise babies while India is "failing" its girls.


India’s appalling sex ratio worsens

Michael Cook | 02 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gendercide, India
The latest figures show that India’s child sex ratio is getting even worse. The normal ratio for children between 0 and 6 is about 950 girls to 1000 boys. However, early returns for the 2011 census show that the number of girls to 1,000 boys has shrunk to 914 girls to every 1000 boys, down from 927 in 2001.


A bleak future for boys in China, India and South Korea

Michael Cook | 18 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, gendercide, India, sex selective abortion, son preference, South Korea
Just backing up a post by Marcus Roberts the other day, the Canadian Medical Association Journal has just published an article which claims that it will be decades before the natural sex-ratio is restored in parts of India, China and South Korea because of sex-selective abortion and son preference.


Aruna Shanbaug can live (part 2)

Michael Cook | 10 March 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, India


Aruna Shanbaug can live (part 1)

Michael Cook | 09 March 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: India, passive euthanasia, withdrawal of treatment


Three ways of dying

Michael Cook | 08 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, euthanasia, India, United States
How three women from three countries are dealing with mortality on International Women's Day.


India’s Terri Schiavo awaits her fate

Michael Cook | 05 March 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Aruna Shanbaug, India


First, look in the mirror

Joanna Wagner | 13 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, gendercide, human rights, India
How can we point the finger at female gendercide in India when we have the same problem in the US for both genders? 


Revisionist history, for the sake of humanity

Michael Kirke | 10 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Churchill, Hitler, India, Stalin, World War II
Churchill's role in the Bengali famine of 1943, the slaughter of 40 million people caught between Stalin and Hitler, these are facts that two new books force us to face.


Euthanasia: the musical

Michael Cook | 13 November 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, films, India


Fighting gendercide, one baby girl at a time

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: charitable aid, gendercide, India
A curious and tragic disconnect marks India’s attitude to its female population. One third of the seats in the Indian Parliament are now occupied by women, but the practice of female feticide and female infanticide remains widespread.


The Waiting City

Lucy Smith | 30 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: adoption, films, India, The Waiting City
Forget Julia Roberts doing meditation. This Australian movie will tell you so much more about prayer - and love.


Will Pakistan have the upper hand when the US leaves Afghanistan?

Peter Zeihan | 28 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Stratfor
When the US withdraws from Afghanistan, Pakistan will fill the power vacuum -- to the consternation of India.


Putting gendercide on the front page

Michael Cook | 11 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, gendercide, India
It has taken 20 years, but gendercide has finally made the front page of The Economist. Back in 1990, Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen wrote an astonishing article in the New York Review of Books claiming that 100 million girls had been aborted because of son-preference. This was happening mostly in China and India, but also in other Asian countries.


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