INDIA: IANS reported on 15 June that Pakistan and Somalia as the top five countries in the world where it is not safe to be a woman, a statement said. "India ranks high on the list because of the high levels of female foeticide and infanticide. This report comes on the heels of the 2011 census released in India, which showed that the child sex ratio has declined to an all-time low of 914 girls for every 1,000 boys," said Thomas Chandy, CEO of Save the Children. The article noted that a Save the Children statement said that according to UNFPA, approximately 50 million girls have gone missing over the past century because of female infanticide and foeticide.
UNITED KINGDOM: The Guardian reported on 15 June on the release of results of a survey compiled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to mark the launch of a website, TrustLaw Woman, aimed at providing free legal advice for women's groups around the world. Forced marriage and forced labour trafficking add to the dangers for women. "Up to 50 million girls are thought to be 'missing' over the past century due to female infanticide and foeticide," the UNFPA says, because parents prefer to have young boys rather than girls. Read: The Guardian