Gendercide

Abigail Hough

“Raising a daughter is like watering your neighbor’s garden”

Methods Used to Kill Girls

The methods used to kill the babies are gruesome and include suffocating them with acid, putting a wet towel over their face to suffocate, strangling, crushing the neck, and poisoning . If a family does decide to keep their baby girl, the girl is typically neglected or abused.

Dowry

Dowry, or the land and other assets of a females family is to be given as a wedding present to the male's family


The dowry system is thought to be an abolished practice due to the 1961 Dowry Prohibition Act.

In these countries with such strong cultural influence, people view girls as a financial burden with no honor to bring to the family, while boys can work and get an education and accept the dowry from his wife's family