Life is a Universal Human Right (Regardless of Gender)

("Asian New Born Infant Sleep in Towel". Artist: Keerati/ ID: 100213901)
(“Asian New Born Infant Sleep in Towel”. Artist: Keerati/ ID: 100213901)

Gendercide, the systematic extermination of a particular gender, is a socioeconomic injustice caused by a number of reasons: poverty, cultural traditions, lack of education and comprehension about the fact that every human being has a right to live, regardless of gender.

In certain highly populated countries, and regions, 20-30 % of all baby girls, unwanted, are being killed before birth through sex selective abortion. If not killed before birth, in some poor, rural areas, it is common that an infant girl is being either killed, given away, or simply thrown away because she is regarded to be a burden, rather than a gift, to her family.

Although illegal, the abortion and/or killing of baby girls is “socially acceptable”, affected by deeply rooted cultural traditions, poverty, and social ostracism. The killing of baby girls has gone so far that whole generations of male population in certain geographical regions have difficulties in finding a female partner, leading to further socioeconomic problems such as kidnapping of children (girls), and sex trafficking.

Gendercide alone has led to the death of more girls/women than all genocides combined. Our world is estimated to be missing as many as 100 million women, caused by either feticide and/or infenticide. Females are being dehumanized.

For more information about human rights, women´s rights, and related topics, please visit:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

The War on Baby Girls:

Gendercide – All Girls Allowed:

World Health Organization. WHO: Gender Based Violence:

Women´s Rights Without Frontiers:

Thank you for reading, sharing, and for helping the world overcome gendercide, and other gender inequality problems.


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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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