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Stories of Change

Female Foeticide

Daughters Are Precious

 
 
 
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  •   Cracking down on sex selection

    Cracking down on sex selection

    Maharashtra’s Health Minister talks about measures taken to improve the state’s sex ratio

  •   Seeding change

    Seeding change

    Rajasthan Sarpanch Rafiq Pathan plants a sapling each time a girl is born in his village

  •   Proud of our girls

    Proud of our girls

    A village in Maharashtra values its girls as much as its boys

   
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    To the Chief Minister

    ...of Rajasthan is where Aamir went to push for fast-track courts for female foeticide cases

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    To the Chief Minister
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    BETI ZINDABAD!

    This cry in support of India’s daughters is the title of a nationwide campaign on gender- based equality launched by ActionAid India. Since October 11, 2013, the International Day of the Girl Child, the organization has held seminars, workshops and events across 16 states of India. The aim is to assert women’s rights as universal human rights.

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    BETI ZINDABAD!
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    A law with more teeth

    In 1994, the Parliament enacted the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act to stop female foeticide. To demand effective implementation of this Act, Voluntary Health Association of Punjab filed a writ petition before the Union Government. In response, the Supreme Court in 2013 passed an order giving it more teeth.

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    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: SNEHALAYA

    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: SNEHALAYA

    Towards gender equality

    Over three crore unborn girls have been killed in India since independence. NGOs like Snehalaya are trying to put an end to this violence. The organization recently acquired a state-of-the-art ambulance to save the lives of abandoned baby girls, and built a shelter for women and children in distress.

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    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: SNEHALAYA
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