End Female Gendercide Globally
Promote Gender Equality Through Education and Healthcare for Girls
Save the Girl Child is a youth-driven movement working to raise global awareness of female gendercide, which is the systematic killing of girls just because they are female. Our mission is to shed light on this atrocity, advocate for policies that fight gendercide, provide support for girls in vulnerable situations, and empower girls through education and healthcare.
Female infanticide is the deliberate killing of a newborn female baby, most commonly done by her family, immediately after birth or within the first year of the girl’s life by drowning, poison, strangulation, abandonment after birth, or through the deliberate neglect of a newborn by not providing food, essential nutrition, or medical care in the early years of life.
With the advent of modern diagnostic technology like ultrasound and amniocentesis, female feticide has replaced female infanticide in larger cities and industrialized nations. Feticide is the deliberate sex-selective abortion of a female fetus after prenatal sex determination, preventing a girl child from even being born. Since many countries now ban the right to know the sex of a child before birth to prevent this practice, it is still often done illegally and has become a booming profitable racket.
Gendercide is one of the largest human rights violations the world has ever seen. In sheer scale, it has claimed more victims than World War I and II combined, all the genocides of the 21st century, the AIDS epidemic, and malaria. It creates a mountain of corpses equivalent to the Jewish Holocaust every three years. The term "missing girls", coined by economist Amartya Sen, refers to girls who should have been born or able to grow up, but were killed by infanticide or feticide.
Gendercide tears at the very fabric of liberty by denying equal protection under the law to one-half of the population; one that is unable to defend itself. It denies a girl her most fundamental right. The right to life. We must do our bit to stop this practice, no matter where we live. One person, one action, and one small step at a time can make a difference. But let us not find ourselves on the wrong side of history for having failed to take any action at all
Our Three Pillars
Our goal is to raise global awareness about female gendercide. Thousands of girls are killed daily because no one understands the damaging consequences that their elimination causes to communities and nations. It is imperative to awaken societal consciousness about female gendercide so that strong concerted action can be taken to prevent it.
Education for Girls
By educating girls, we are empowering women to actively fight against gendercide. Girls face with greater barriers to education, a pre-cursor to their economic independence, than boys. Out of the 130 million children globally who received no education, 88 million were girls. Denying girls education devalues female output economically, which exacerbates gendercide
Healthcare for Girls
Gendercide often happens through inadequate medical care, uneven food allocations causing nutritional deficiencies, failure to vaccinate, and minimal survival needs being provided. Girls must have access to adequate medical and psychological care to ensure their adequate progress and development.