Gendercide is the deliberate and systematic killing of members of a specific gender, typically female, in a population. The World Bank lists violence against women and girls as a global pandemic, citing that 1 in 3 women around the world, experience gender-based violence.

Gendercide occurs in three forms: feticide (sex-selection abortion), infanticide (occurring after birth), and gender-based violence. In most countries, women are more likely to be assaulted and killed because of their sex.

The United Nations cites that 50 million girls and women are missing from India’s population as a result of gendercide. Tragically, in India, one girl is aborted every 60 seconds.

But gendercide is not solely limited to females. In 1988 Iraqi Kurdistan, the Anfal campaign was carried out against Kurdish males. Some 180,000 males were killed.

On July 12, 1995, the Srebrenica massacre witnessed more than 8000 men and boys killed. Srebrenica was under the protection of the United Nations during the Bosnian War. The killings were carried out under the command of Ratko Mladic. Srebrenica was declared a genocide by the International Court of Justice.