Save India's #VanishingGirls
Sex selection and skewed sex ratios are both symptoms of gender inequality. This demographic imbalance between men and women in any society will have far-reaching social and economic impacts.
Reports suggest that over 40 million girls have been aborted before they were even born in India and it is estimated that approximately 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month.
India's skewed sex ratio shows how as a nation we have failed girls who are aborted as foetus and or subjected to varied forms of violence once born.
Girls are killed because of a widely prevalent notion that boys are better than girls. You and I can help bring an end to this terrible practice. As citizens of India, we have a choice that we will not let old notions of patriarchy stand in the way women and girls are treated in our homes and families.
Let us speak out against the violence girls experience every day. Let us speak up to STOP #VanishingGirls.
The Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 is an important tool to regulate the practice of gender based sex selection. However, the implementation of the Act has been poor and sporadic in many parts of the country.
Initiated by Alliance Defending Freedom India, the objective of the #VanishingGirls campaign is to raise awareness against the practice of sex selection and advocate for effective implementation of the PCPNDT Act, 1994.
The #VanishingGirls campaign wants to ensure our girls are given:
This campaign will help us join forces with those who have been working in this area for a long time in bringing a gradual change to the rigid patriarchal set up of our country that has a strong preference for the male child.
But this gigantic task cannot be done alone and we need your support to ensure that the PCPNDT Act, 1994 is implemented effectively.
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