May 14, 2021
The Lancet, a leading medical journal, recently released a report documenting the trends in missing female births in India since the 1980s.
Here are some of the key learnings from the report:
India has had a long history with daughter-aversion stemming from social and cultural practices that enforce rigid norms of son-preference.
ADF India’s Vanishing Girls campaign aims to eradicate sex-selection and save the lives of thousands of girls who are aborted every day. We are advocating for the strict enforcement of the Prohibition of Sex-Selection Act. In the past year, the campaign has impacted over 1,700 persons by raising awareness on the issue through various campaign events, training workshops and social media.
We provide free legal assistance, through our panel of allied lawyers, to women who are being forced to undergo sex-selective abortions and suffer abuse for choosing to give birth to girls. For more details, visit www.adfindia.org/legal-aid.
Sign the pledge to protect the Girl Child: www.vanishinggirls.in/sign-the-pledge