Q & A Forum

This is a Q & A forum on the female genocide in India.  Below are some the frequently asked questions, which have been or will be answered by the campaign founder, Rita Banerji, in our weekly blog posts. To stay updated on the Q & As subscribe to our posts (click here).  And join us on Facebook/Causes where we circulate our weekly posts! If you have a question of your own, please put them in the comment box below.


  1. What does India’s female genocide entail? And what’s causing and sustaining it?
  2. Why is India’s female genocide an issue of international concern?
  3.  Why call this a genocide and not femicide or gendercide?
  4. Why are education and economics NOT the solution to ending the female genocide in India?
  5. Is the opposition to female feticide an anti-abortion issue?
  6. India in the past is said to have had matriarchal communities. Why would a culture like this engender female genocide?
  7. If education and jobs are supposed to empower women, then why is the gender ratio gap worst in the middle and upper sections of India where women are educated and working?
  8. The gender ratio gap has consistently got worse in India. Why have the public campaigns by NGOs, international organizations and the government not been effective?
  9. Why are there wide variations on dowry murder figures between government reports and independent surveys?
  10. What must be done to stop the female genocide in India?
  11. Why are Indian girls and women being annihilated en masse?
  12. Did British colonialism in India begin the practice of female genocide, through implementation of laws that caused the devaluation of women?
  13. Can India’s skewed gender ratio be normalized?
  14. This genocide is overwhelming in scale.  Is there anything the average person can do at the individual level to make a difference?
  15. Condemning this genocide is like condemning India.  Why should we shame India this way, when the country has much to be proud of in terms of culture and heritage?
  16. Shouldn’t India’s genocide be resolved in a “cultural context,” so that people’s religious, cultural, and national sensibilities are not offended?
  17. One on hand there is the Hindu custom of worshipping the Goddess, and then this extermination of females in India.  What explains this disparity?
  18. Is it critical to recognize this mass extermination of women from India as a “genocide”, and if so, then why? What difference would it make?

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