Every day in India, 7000 unborn girls are selectively aborted in the womb, just because they are girls. The discrimination against the girl child at birth continues in life and is based on the false premise that girls are a liability. It is important to counter this narrative and celebrate the inherent worth of girls.
January 24 has been commemorated as National Girl Child Day in India since 2008 to raise awareness on the need to protect and promote the girl child.
On January 24, 2021, a 40-day collaborative campaign is being launched by several likeminded organisations, to reinforce the message that Daughters Deserve LIFE, where LIFE stands for Love, Inheritance, Freedom and Equality.
Following the online launch event, various partnering organizations will lead workshops, rallies, awareness programs and webinars culminating on the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021.
Isn't She Precious! Campaign Launch on National Girl Child Day 24 Jan 2021: Register at: bit.ly/precious2021
Her Canvas 2021: a nationwide art competition inviting school students to paint, sketch or draw on the theme Isn’t She Precious!
Her Canvas 2021
Her Canvas 2021 is a nationwide art competition inviting school students to paint, sketch or draw on the theme Isn’t She Precious!
We want you to use art to promote the message that Daughters Deserve LIFE, where LIFE stands for Love, Inheritance, Freedom and Equality.
Every day in India, 7000 unborn girls are selectively aborted in the womb, just because they are girls. The discrimination against the girl child at birth continues in life and is based on the false premise that girls are a liability.
This art contest is part of a 40-day collaborative Vanishing Girls Campaign that counters this false narrative and celebrates the inherent worth of the girl child.
The top 5 entries will each receive special vouchers for ₹3,000/- and the first 100 entrants will all receive a Girl Child Champion Certificate.
All school students under the age of 18 can participate
The painting, sketch or drawing must capture the theme “Isn’t She Precious” to emphasize the inherent worth of every girl child
Only original work will be accepted
Scan or take a clear photograph of your artwork
Submit before 6 PM (IST) on National Girl Child Day, 24 January 2021
Winners will be announced at 6 PM on 31 January 2021
Contestants represent and warrant that the art is original, created by the entrant and they own the rights to their work
By submitting their art to ADF India for this Contest, all entrants agree to assign the copyright of the art submitted to ADF India, which includes the right to use the art in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media, even if they are not the winning entries.
By entering the Contest, the Contestant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the organizer of the Campaign, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
For any queries, please email email@example.com
Celebrating GIRLS for LIFE #IDG2020
A joint campaign in honour of the Girl Child
October 11 has been celebrated as the International Day of the Girl every year since 2012, to highlight the challenges that girls face and strengthen the efforts to empower girls. This year, several organizations that work across India to empower the girl child are joining hands to launch a month-long campaign: Celebrating GIRLS for LIFE #IDG2020
Webinar On Increasing Violence Against Women And Children During Lockdown
To address the 'Increasing Violence against Women and Children during Lockdown', ADF India's Vanishing Girls Campaign is presenting a Legal Response webinar featuring Ms. Aparna Bhat, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 pm Followed by half an hour of Q&A
Signature Campaign To Demand The Immediate Reinstatement Of PCPNDT Rules
In response to the the sudden and inexplicable suspension of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule 18A (6) of the PCPNDT (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Rules, 1996 on April 4, 2020, ADF India's Vanishing Girls Campaign launched an oline petition seeking the reinstatement of the suspended rules. Close to 1200 petitioners signed the campaign to save vanishing girls. ADF India submitted the petition on May 7, 2020 to the Hon'ble Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. We are currently awaiting an appointment with the Minister to share our concerns in greater detail.
WINNING PHOTOS OF THE #GIVEHERLIFE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2019
For this year's International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October, the Vanishing Girls Campaign commemorated the occasion by launching a nationwide online photography competition. The Vanishing Girls Campaign invited all photographers (amateur and professional) to participate in this contest to bring awareness to the cause of the Girl Child.
The theme of the Contest was:#giveherLIFE (Love, Inheritance, Freedom, Equality). The jury consisted of five reputed professional photographers: Karan Khanna, Altaf Qadri, William Chang, Riddhi Parekh and Paromita Chatterjee.
The Contest received over 500+ entries from across the country. The winning images appropriately reflects the consideration the photographers have put in for their respective entries. We appreciate the generous support of all those who participated in the contest to contribute to the cause through their photographs. There were eight winners selected. The first, second and third winners received a cash prize of ₹15,000/-, ₹10,000 and ₹5,000/- respectively. Five consolation prize winners were awarded a cash prize of ₹1,000 each. Find the winning entries below:
PANEL OF JUDGES: #GIVEHERLIFE ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
PANEL OF JUDGES: #GIVEHERLIFE - The Vanishing Girls Campaign is commemorating the occasion by launching a nationwide online photography competition. The Vanishing Girls Campaign invites all photographers (amateur and professional) to participate in this contest and bring awareness to the cause of the Girl Child