September 16, 2022
In a society where raising girls is considered ‘a lot of work’, we must not shy away from the hard work necessary to ensure L.I.F.E. to her

The year was 1973. Some elders of a nomadic Rajasthani community considered the situation of a ‘sapera’ (snake-charmer) who was away for work, and his wife, who lay unconscious after giving birth to a baby girl – the seventh child of the family. They decided that the girl (born only a few hours ago) would […]

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August 26, 2022
What does FREEDOM mean in a Girl Child’s L.I.F.E.?

Published on 26 Aug, 2022 We felt broken many times in the past 30 days:  A couple in Gujarat were arrested for burying alive their newborn daughter (although they claimed that it was not because she was a girl, but they could not afford her treatment)  Allegedly tortured by her husband for eight years for […]

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July 15, 2022
Art imitates LIFE - How a 2022 film FINALLY opens the mainstream discussion on sex-selective abortion

Updated on 15 July 2022 Divyang Thakkar’s directorial debut Jayeshbhai Jordaar did not make big splashes with its release on 13th May 2022. The film also received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. Though with flaws, this social dramedy deserves appreciation for attempting to draw the attention of mainstream media to a topic rarely […]

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June 17, 2022
Dear Fathers, your daughters inherit more than genes from you

17 June, 2022 We’ve all heard it – children attributing talents, temperament, mannerisms and physical features to their fathers. While reading this, many of you might even be led to think about all the things you have inherited from your father. That’s how we have been created. But inheritances are not just limited to facial, […]

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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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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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