Female gendercide has exterminated the lives of millions of girls and is a problem of global scale. It is ongoing and places 3 million more girls at risk each year. We must do our bit to stop this from perpetuating, no matter where we live. The biggest mistake of all is to do nothing, thinking the problem is too huge and we can only do a little. Remember, David fought Goliath and won!
Although many countries have criminalized female infanticide and banned sex-selection technologies, the laws are often ignored and their enforcement is difficult. Change cannot often be mandated from the top; it must arise through social advocacy, education, and healthcare at the grass roots level. People’s mindsets need to change. One person, one action, and one small step at a time can create big change, even if that change takes time. We must take that first step towards action.