One of the issues that The 50 Million Missing Campaign I administer to deals with is female infanticide in India.
It was reported that Kerala, the state in India with the highest literacy, more than 90% literacy, had more than 25000 female infanticides last year. That is the lower end of the infanticide scale.
Historically there have been regions in India known as kuri mar -- daughter killers. These communities were proud that they only had sons. No daughters! As per custom every new born girl would be killed.
This is the story of Baby Karishma, one of the hardest and most painful cases that the 50 MM had to deal with. http://genderbytes.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/her-story-karishmas-grandmot...