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Hello! I am Rita Banerji Founder of The 50 Million Missing Campaign

www.50millionmissing.info:

www.50millionmissing.info AN ONLINE CAMPAIGN TO RAISE GLOBAL AWARENESS ABOUT INDIA’S ONGOING FEMALE GENOCIDE

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In 3 generations more than 50 million women have been systematically exterminated from India’s population ____________________________________________ That’s equal to the populations of Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Portugal put together ____________________________________________ This is a targeted and mass annihilation of a group for one reason only – because they are FEMALE See 'The 50 million missing women,' in Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics , vol. 19, no. 9 (September 2002):411–16

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HOW WERE 50 MILLION WOMEN EXTERMINATED FROM INDIA’S POPULATION? Millions were eliminated through sex-selective abortions since the 1970s. However millions of girls and women have been killed after birth in India only because of their gender – Killings that Diana Russell has called FEMICIDES .

TOP SIX CAUSES OF FEMICIDE IN INDIA :

TOP SIX CAUSES OF FEMICIDE IN INDIA Female Infanticide (1-year and under) Killing of girls 5 years and under through starvation and violence Killing of women through repeated and forced abortions Dowry related Murders “Honor” Killings “Witch” Lynching

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Karishma’s Attempted Murder: From The 50 Million Missing Campaign’s Case Fi le attempt to kill her by traditional method used in Bengal – of putting ‘salt in the mouth’; she was deliberately starved, dangerously underweight, she was often beaten unconscious At age 2 years, she was un-named. I named her Karishma – meaning ‘miracle’