Posts tagged female foeticide
How does female infanticide and female foeticide contribute to the issue of modern slavery?

In certain cultures, male children are preferred over females, a preference that can often lead the family to end the female’s life. In these cases, males are valued as workers, providers for the family, and needed to carry on the family name. On the other hand, females are seen as an extra mouth to feed, an increased liability, and an economic burden, particularly when it comes time to pay a dowry for her to get married.

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What is Female Foeticide?

Last week we shared about the reality of female infanticide. This week, we’re focusing on female foeticide. Next week, we’ll explore how these two practices contribute to the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery. It wasn’t until Dressember’s trip to South Asia in 2018 that the Dressember team realized how much infanticide and foeticide play a part in the issue of modern slavery. We invite you to learn more and use what you’ve learned to take action.

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