May 18, 2022
YouTube disables DIY sex-determination videos after ADF India allied lawyers intervene 

Updated on 18 May, 2022  Three months ago, YouTube took down several videos promoting gender-biased sex-selection after ADF India allies intervened.  Targeted towards Indian married couples, these videos offered information on how to detect the sex of the foetus. It also endorsed and facilitated the indirect sale of gender determination kits/products.  The fact that YouTube, […]

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May 18, 2022
State Level Training on Effective Implementation of the PC-PNDT Act

Updated on 16 May, 2022 On 30 April, 2022, ADF India’s Vanishing Girls Campaign and Girls Count in collaboration with the Directorate of Family Welfare, Health & Family Welfare Department, GNCT of Delhi organised a State Level Training in New Delhi on effective implementation of the PC-PNDT Act.   Shri Amit Singla, Secretary, Health & Family […]

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April 14, 2022
Humiliated, Assaulted and Prostituted for having Daughters, Mother of Two Seeks Justice and Dignity

Published on 14 April 2022 ADF India stands with a mother from Jharkhand and her two daughters who were abused by her husband and in-laws because of son-preference  Abused, disowned, prostituted, and shamed—one can only imagine the horrors Sunita*, a 26-year-old mother in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, had to endure at the hands of her husband, Roshan*, […]

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February 15, 2022
Pursuit Of Education: A Discussion On Child Marriage In India

by Adv. Anushree Bernard, ADF India Allied Lawyer Nisha (name changed), a domestic help working in various homes in an affluent South Delhi locality works from 7 AM till 5 in the evening. At the end of a long and physically demanding workday, she returns to caring for her two daughters and an ailing husband. This […]

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November 30, 2021
Raise Your Hand

25th November is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. At first thought, one can think of only two topics that comprise Violence against Women: domestic violence and rape - and (unfortunately) many times, they happen together. But when you think deeper about it, and realise how prevalent this issue […]

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November 15, 2021
For Many Girls In India, Violence Starts In The Womb

15 November, 2021 As we approach the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is observed on 25th November, maybe it’s time to acknowledge that the starting point of gender-based violence is the womb itself!   The UNFPA State of World Population Report, 2020 revealed that nearly 4.6 crore (45.8 million) females were 'missing' in […]

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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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