--Infanticide 16:13, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Everyone has the Right to life, liberty and security of person
Everyone has the Right to life, liberty and security of person. You have the right to live, and to live in freedom and safety. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. The right to life is the right that someone can say for themselves and themselves only whether they want to live or not. The liberty of a person is freedom in the public sphere, freedom from captivity, oppression or despotic rule. The security of a person is whether that person can be protected by their local or national governments. Examples of ignoring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of life, liberty, and the security of a person are the exploitation of children in position, or pornographic measures or materials, and depriving his or hers liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily. Commonly in taken place in Africa and other third world nations female genital mutilation or female circumcision which affects over ninety million woman, forced sterilization, forced abortion, slave trading and kidnapping. Probably the most known example for disregarding the right to a persons life, liberty, and security is being raped or molested. For a case study of the violation of the third human right of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the topic of Female Infanticide. Female infanticide is the intentional killing of baby girls due to the preference for male babies and from the low value associated with the birth of females. It is sex-selective abortion, which targets female fetuses almost exclusively, and neglect of girl children. Female infanticide reflects the low status accorded to women in most parts of the world; it is arguably the most brutal and destructive manifestation of the anti-female bias that pervades societies. Many women actually undergo sex determination tests and abort on knowing that the fetus is female and then take action against equality and the right to life for girls. This is a common procedure to those of China and India. In India sons are called upon to provide the income; they are the ones who do most of the work in the fields. In this way sons are looked to as a type of insurance. With this perspective, it becomes clearer that the high value given to males decreases the value given to females. Also instead of women killing their baby girls they carry their pregnancy to a full term and the when they have the baby the family does not register the baby hence the child does not have the same opportunities as a registered child does. If parents do hide the birth of a baby girl, she will go unregistered and therefore will not have any legal existence. The child may have difficulty receiving medical attention, going to school, and accessing other state services. A step toward change for specifically female infanticide is to show the importance of equality between men and women through media to improve the awareness of the general public like starting blogs, a myspace page or through school editorials. Also the government should enforce the laws that punish people who commit infanticide, abandonment, and neglect of female children, and the laws and regulations on the protection of women and children. We should also provide effective public education, good counseling and service delivery, and the fully voluntary participation of the community and individuals to increase community awareness.