A large portion of these women are killed even before their birth, which is affecting the gender balance in the world.
Dr. Sen was addressing first ever conference on gendercide. The topic of the conference was “Global Gendercide and Women Empowerment for Sustainable Growth”.
The conference was hosted by University of Texas Dallas Asia Center and two nonprofit groups naming “Gendercide Awareness Project” and “South Asia Democracy Watch”.
The event was attended by over 1200 students, faculty, human rights groups and community members from Dallas Fort Worth area.
Dr. Amartya Sen further said that to reduce the level of gendercide, it is important to educate women and provide them with basic health facilities to empower them economically.
He said that selective sex abortion and gendercide is creating negative impact on democratic process as without women representation democratic exercise is futile.
It is imperative for democracies to fully represent people beyond any discrimination."
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