Every 2-4 years the world look's away from a victim count on the scale of Hitler's Holocaust perpetrated during World War II. Females' face nothing short of a "Hidden Gendercide" .....114 to 200 million women are "demographiclly missing" from dowry deaths, infanticide, domestic violence and all manner of risk. (UN Secretary General)
THE HIDDEN GENDERCIDE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IS OUR GOAL.
GGAAP goal is to help to build awareness about Gendercide through education, research and advocacy.
We collaborate with other organizations and universities worldwide to enhance research, educational tools and advocacy efforts targeted to address human rights issues like gendercide.
We're dedicated to educating the public and raising awareness about gendercide and other human rights violations.
WHAT IS GENDERCIDE?
What is Female infanticide or gendercide?
The killing of baby girls due to the preference for male babies and the low value associated with the birth of femalesWhere does this take place?
Female infanticide is a concern in third world countries today. The highest numbers of gendercide take place in the rural areas of China as well as India, the two most populous countries in the world.
How many die from female infanticide?
There are no statistics because of the unreliability and ambiguity of much of the data. Some say that over the course of time it the numbers are probably higher than those killed by mass genocide.
The term "Gendercide" was first used by Mary Anne Warren in her 1985 book, Gendercide: The Implications of Sex Selection. Warren drew "an analogy between the concept of genocide" and what she called "gendercide." Citing the Oxford English Dictionary definition of genocide as "the deliberate extermination of a race of people," Warren wrote:
By analogy, gendercide would be the deliberate extermination of persons of a particular sex (or gender). Other terms, such as "gynocide" and "femicide," have been used to refer to the wrongful killing of girls and women. But "gendercide" is a sex-neutral term, in that the victims may be either male or female. There is a need for such a sex-neutral term, since sexually discriminatory killing is just as wrong when the victims happen to be male. The term also calls attention to the fact that gender roles have often had lethal consequences, and that these are in important respects analogous to the lethal consequences of racial, religious, and class prejudice.
Education is at the heart of what we do. GGAAP is committed to educating governmental officials, the academic community, and the general population, through lectures and symposia, both in residential and virtual environments.
We are also a research based project, composed of professional researchers and our director is firmly committed to the highest quality of peer reviewed academic research.
GGAAP is involved in numerous projects including building awareness on college campuses through the development of academic materials, semesters, lectures and student involvement. We also collaborate in advocacy efforts to build international awareness about gendercide.
GGAAP research projects include tracking the practice of gendercide through analysis of government, United Nations, and NGO reports.
GGAAP is always looking for undergrad and graduate student interns to assist in research and the development of educational tools.