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March 19, 2019
The Roar of a Woman's Silence

by Anushree Bernard The United Nations declared 8th of March in 1975 as International Women’s Day to celebrate the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women across the world. This day gained prominence over the years and it grew from strength to strength as it gave a spectacle to all nations of the world […]

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March 19, 2019
The Cost of a Daughter

by Tehmina Arora 33,260. This number is the approximate cost of 10g of gold in the city of Delhi. Sadly, it is also the number that will determine how many girl children that are born in India, and how they are cared for. According to research, the cost of a daughter’s marriage including having to […]

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March 19, 2019
If my baby girl had received proper care, she would’ve been alive today...

Lalita (name changed) lives with her husband and two girls in Madanpur Khadar, a small village in South Delhi, India. The abuse started for her since she delivered a baby girl, for the second time. When she gave birth the third time, it was again a girl. Her family made it clear to her this […]

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March 19, 2019
My mother was tortured for having me, a girl...

My name is Priyanka. There were four women who were pregnant at the same time, three women in my neighbourhood and the fourth being my mother. However, the other three women had given birth to boys and my mother gave birth to me. This disappointed everyone in my family and the most disappointed was my […]

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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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