Welcome To Save Girl Child

Welcome to the world of the girl child, promising yet gloomy, hopeful, yet in despair. The hand that rocks the cradle, the procreator, the mother of tomorrow; a woman shapes the destiny of civilization. Such is the tragic irony of fate, that a beautiful creation such as the girl child is today one of the gravest concerns facing humanity, with a volley of summits, conferences and events held for the cause, with topmost world leaders at the helm.

INDIA and the GIRL CHILD

 Traditions and rituals outline the existence of the Indian girl child. Amidst uproars of gender equality and law enforcement, female infants are still found dumped in trash, by the dozens, while unborn fetuses continue to be sniffed in the womb. Wrought with discrimination and prejudiced by rituals, our society has dealt the girl child a rough hand, starting even before birth, till the dark of life.
At www.savegirlchild.org, we show you the world from the eyes of a girl child, bright but unprivileged, twinkle in the eye, but remorse in the spirit; the Indian girl child, a picture of dismay.
Save  Girl Child is a social endeavor under the auspices of The Organization for Eradication of Illiteracy and Poverty  www.educatenow.org

KEY ISSUES

The Declining Sex Ratio

The term ‘epidemic’ has a new meaning in India. In a country where a selective ‘human breeding’ is rampant, figures throw up some of the most startling trends

Education – The Right to Learn

Reports estimate that more than 50 percent of girls in India fail to enroll in school and those who do are likely to drop out by the age of 12.

Child marriages

A report by the UNICEF revealed that 82 percent of girls in Rajasthan are married before they are 18, 15 percent of girls in rural areas across the country are married

Child Labor

Shiva, an eight-year old orphan was reported dead on June 29, 1993, after he was caught escaping and then beaten and scorched to death by his employer.

Sexual Abuse

As per statistics that reveal a very gloomy and dismal picture of a country that otherwise was always revered and looked up globally,

NEWS & RELEASES

Deeper Analysis

Poverty

India is known to be home to the world’s largest number of poor people in the world. Of the nearly 1 billion inhabitants in India

Social Stigma

The current trends have even refuted the common belief that the practice of eliminating the female child will get discouraged with the economic independence

Administrative Initiatives

India, as a country, needs a heroic administrative impetus to break the shackles and come out of the morbid shadows of such practices.

Mindset Revolution

The macabre scenario of discarded female fetuses in India is the handiwork of the brain of a human being. It is little surprising then, unless the citizens of India

NGOs

The organization supports grassroots groups involved in putting a stop to child labor and child poverty, such as supporting Mahita in Hyderabad and Help & Supporting

Legal Jurisdiction

Judiciary in India has declared the year 2007 as the ‘Awareness year of female foeticide’. “The system will deal strictly with those responsible for this crime”,