August 13, 2021
How Uttar Pradesh's Proposed Law Would Impact The Birth Of Girls

August 2021 The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh recently announced that it would enact the Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill, 2021, which is purportedly aimed at addressing the issue of overpopulation. However, such a law, if enacted, would undoubtedly have a fatal impact on baby girls in the state.  The draft Bill proposes to bar people with over two children from contesting local body […]

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July 15, 2021
Interview With Dr. Ganesh Rakh - A Doctor On A Mission To Save The Girl Child

Dr. Ganesh Rakh runs a hospital in Pune, Maharashtra with a unique mission to save as many girl children as he can. In the past decade since he launched Mulgi Vachva Abhiyan (Marathi for "campaign to save the girl child"), Dr. Rakh and his team have delivered over 2,000 baby girls without charging any medical […]

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June 14, 2021
Young Mother Disowned For Giving Birth To A Girl

Bhavna*, a young mother in Dhanbad, Jharkhand was disowned by her husband of three years in May 2020. She was abandoned for giving birth to a girl against the wishes of her husband and his family. After their marriage, Bhavna and her husband began living with his family, which included his parents, his elder brother […]

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May 14, 2021
5.5 Million Girls Missing At Birth In India In 10 years

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: The total number of missing female births in India witnessed an increase of nearly 60%, from 3·5 million in 1987–1996 […]

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March 23, 2021
Interview with Media Production expert, Sharon Angel

Vanishing Girls had the pleasure to host an interview with Sharon Angel, Founder of A North Production, Author, TV Show Host, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Motivational Speaker and all round Media Production expert. The interview was part of a number of events organised under our “Isn’t She Precious!” campaign. Sharon is a dynamic, young leader and a […]

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February 1, 2021
Her Canvas 2021 - Contest Winners

Her Canvas, a nationwide art competition that took place in January 2021, invited school students to paint, sketch or draw on the theme "Isn’t She Precious!" to celebrate the inherent worth of the girl child. The art contest was part of a 40-day collaborative Vanishing Girls Campaign countering the false narrative that girls are a […]

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Vanishing Girls is a campaign initiated by ADF India to raise awareness against the practise of sex-selective abortions and to advocate for effective implementation of the Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994.
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