Every day in India, 7000 unborn foetuses are brutally aborted in the womb, just because they are girls! This unimaginable and unnatural atrocity against the unborn Girl Child continues in life and is based on the false belief that girls are a liability. It is important to counter this narrative and celebrate the inherent worth of girls.
As a build-up to the International Day of the Girl (11 October, 2021), ADF India’s Vanishing Girls campaign brings together 11 socially conscious and gifted artists from across India, with the purpose of ‘Creating Art To Save The Girl Child’. This programme will explore how art can be employed to combat the social menace of sex-selective abortion. These artists feel inspired to create thought-provoking art that powerfully reinforces every girl’s right to LIFE (Love, Inheritance, Freedom and Equality).
The theme of this year’s programme is #SHEimagine. The insight behind this theme is that the genesis of any creativity is IMAGINATION. These artists have stepped up to help us imagine a world where SHE — each and every Girl Child — is welcomed with joy and celebration, and she enjoys the sanctity of her life and all opportunities that come along with it equally!